Happy mothers day to all the biological moms, adoptive moms, step-moms guardian moms, everyone who is a mother figure out there. Becoming a mother is uncharted territory. Any mother will testify that the first time they hold their baby in their arms, a huge responsibility dawns on them, suddenly you are responsible for another human being.
Motherhood is an exciting experience filled with great uncertainty. It teaches us unconditional love, understanding, tolerance, patience and most of all, putting our children’s needs before ours. There is no user manual about being a mother, everyone mistakes along this journey. The more realistic we are as mothers, the easier it is to get through the challenging times.
Discussing challenging situations with other moms/guardians really helps, getting to know other people out there going through the same situations. Remember there is help out there, and it is alright to ask.for help. I take this opportunity to remember all the children out there, who lost their mothers due to different circumstances. An elementary school teacher in his 50’s I know, never looks forward to Mother’s Day, because he lost his mother when he was a boy. He handles the situation better today as an adult.
During a certain year, in his class, there were children who had lost their parents, he decided that out of respect for these children, the class did not be make Mothers day cards. He remembers the pain making Mother’s Day cards at school caused him as a boy.
I would also like to take remember the children, who cannot celebrate this day with their mothers because they are serving their countries. The mothers who put their lives on the line for the good of their countries. The mothers in the military, police force, firefighters, the doctors on call, the nurses on duty, the astronauts, everyone who must be at work on this day; hearts off for you.
Motherhood is hard enough when both parents are present in children’s lives. However, there are moms out their who tussle it out on their own. Between carpool, homework, soccer practice, dance lessons, paying the mortgage/rent, bringing home the bacon, taking care of yourselves, I do not know how you do it, but you are awesome, you deserve a medal.
I have the utmost respect for the stay at home moms. These moms manage the households, planning and cooking family meals, doing carpool, coordinating doctor’s appointments and most of all staying at home with their children especially when they are younger. You moms are my champions.
Last by not least, there are mothers out there who would really love to be present emotionally and physically in their children’s lives, but are not able to, due to different types of diseases.
To all mothers out there, thank you for everything you do for your children every single day. Most moms have good intentions, your actions, messages, come from a good place.
Happy Mother’s day.