To all the mothers out there that celebrate Mother's Day today, I wish you a wonderful, relaxing day with your children. To my children, I love you dearly and am so proud I am your mother. To my daughters and daughter-in-law, I love that you are all wonderful mothers of your own. And to my own mother...I love you and miss you so much.
|Mom, at my son's wedding in 2007|
Because of my mother (and my dad...he helped...smiling) there are 3 families growing and thriving and reproducing into future generations...well, maybe reproducing sounds a little weird...but you get the picture. With grandkids and great grandkids and great-greats, there are over 30 of us now living our lives and trying our best to be the best we can be because of my mom (and dad :).
I know I learned much from my mother. I've tried to pass on what she did so well, and have learned from what she struggled with. I can only hope that I'm passing on the good things to my children and grandchildren and maybe they're learning from what I struggle with.
Mothers' aren't perfect and since there's no guide for us to follow, we just have to hope we are doing it right. And if we make a mistake, we just try to correct it the next time. Maybe we don't get it right all the time, but we sure don't lack in trying.
And just because the kids move out, get married and have families of their own, you never stop being a mother. My kids still come to me for advice or an ear to listen or even a shoulder to cry on. They still want to share their accomplishments with me and, I think, still look for my approval...which they have 100% of.
So for today, cherish your mothers, or the memory of your mothers as I'm doing, and strive to be the best mother you can be to your own children. And again, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~ Unknown