May 11, 2018
Mother’s past, present, and future, through birth, adoption, step, or guardianship you are all special. It takes a lot of strength to be a mother. When you are a mother you are not “just a mom” there are so many titles that go into just one word; mentor, teacher, cheerleader, taxi driver, counselor, coach, chef, maid, confidant, friend, artist, historian, etc. I could go on and on until the whole dictionary was listed, minus the animals of course.
My mom was in a car accident when I was a young child so I didn’t grow up with a direct mother figure, some women tried to step in every once in awhile but the effort seemed too much for them because I was a great ball of anger and frustration that they couldn’t deal with.
I’ve been a mother for the last 6.5 years and it’s changed my life so much. I couldn’t imagine my life without either of my boys, even on nights where I am stretched to my limit on patience and am about to blow a gasket if I’m asked to kill an imaginary worm after four hours of them arguing back and forth if worms eat people. Or days where they decide to use five dozen eggs as a floor cleaner.
Also, a special mention to those women who adopt children. A woman, Dancing in VA, who has known me since my anger days, adopted my niece after my sister relinquished her parental rights to the state. I am still in touch with my niece and she gets to meet up and play with her cousins regularly and to have the strength to not only take on a neglected child and turn the health around and still be willing to stay in contact with extended family (it’s a little more complicated than that) is a blessing and takes a large-hearted person.
Those that have lost children are also to not be forgotten because no matter what, be it abortion, miscarriage, or death, those women lost their children and should be honored as mothers.
This weekend me and three other mothers (Mediocre Supermom, her mom, and Dancing in VA) are going to go on a day trip to some hot springs where we are going to get a massage, soak and get some great tasting food, while the men in our lives make homemade Mother’s Day gifts with the kids, and then on Sunday we are all just going to relax and spend time with the reason we are all Mother’s.
Is there anything special that you do to honor your mom? Or something that your family does for you to help celebrate Mother’s Day?