When I was a little girl, I remember there was something nice about a day when we stopped and told our Mom how much we appreciated and loved her. Helping Dad prepare for a perfect, relaxing day for Mom, and seeing her look of appreciation for our efforts was always special. Now that I’m a Mom, I realize even more how much our Mom deserved a special day. If I could do it over, I think I’d set aside the whole month of May for her.
But as tiring, taxing, and challenging parenting can be, it’s those little moments that can make each day, hour and minute special to be a Mom. Like when my four year old daughter tells me she loves me; or my 2 year old son asks me to lay down next to him when we put him to bed; or when my newborn daughter looks at me like I have all the answers; these are the times I know I’m appreciated and loved.
Mother’s day comes once a year, but each day I’m lucky to feel a sense of reward and fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong – I’ll take a day of flowers, gifts and pampering, but I wouldn’t trade it for a hug, a smile, or that feeling of absolute euphoria when I get all three kids down for the night.
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Happy Mother’s Day!