Happy Mother’s Day everyone!!!
It’s one of my favorite days of the year, and one of the most important ones too.
I just want to say to all of you that being a mother is the most amazing thing I know. It’s rewarding in so many ways. In case you didn’t hear it enough this year… I know the commitment; the love that we give endlessly and the million things that we do that may never be recognized. BUT our children are better for it, and every once in a while when they do say thank you, I hope it goes a long way. To all of you that have chosen to take on one of the most important roles in the world, Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you enjoy your day to the fullest and that it is filled with love and tenderness.
To my mom:
Thank you for teaching me about unconditional love. I am the mother that I am because of the example you set for me. Because of you I have had a reference point to know how to love my children. I value our relationship so much and I would not have known how to be a good mother if you hadn’t played such an amazing role in my life. Thank you Mom, for all the things you do.
Thank you for being my example and for teaching me about parental love. That is the greatest gift you have ever given me, and you allowed me to become the mother that I am.
To all of you, who cannot say the same things to you mothers, maybe be thankful today anyway. We have two choices in life, to be what we know or to learn to be different.
I was so touched by a woman’s story the other day. Well into her 40s she had no regrets for never having children. She vulnerably shared that she was not cut out to be a mother. For a long time I thought that all women had the motherly instinct. How naive of me. This woman shared that she had no example; she felt that her mother did not love her, and she had no positive parental experience to teach her how to be a good mother. She never wanted to have children and she has no regrets. She shared her envy to all of those who were raised by loving parents. She really affected me and made me realize how blessed I am to have been born to my mother.
Here is a video tribute to my mom – watch it here.
Many women have become mothers and have followed their own path lead by no one’s direction. That is the other choice in life. We can be who we know or we can make every effort to be different. I give my children so much of what I had growing up and in other ways I give them a lot that I never knew.
Whatever it is that made us the mother’s that we are, we should be thankful today for our children.
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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you from the entire Modern Mom family.