Happy Mom's Day to all the moms. Just a reminder to be sensitive to those who want to be moms but are unable, those who are single, those who have kiddos in heaven, and those whose moms are no longer with us....it is a tough day sometimes/some years. If you know someone who is "like a mom", let her know how special she is to you and/or your kids.
read my Mother's Day facebook status.
It seems the older I get as a person and a mom, I begin to realize how Mother's Day is not always a happy day. I even wrote a post about it being hard after email conversations with a relative.
But, today, I am all the more mindful of how we moms wouldn't be the moms we are today without helpers along the way.
Helpers who encourage, walk with us when we want to pull out all our hair, answer our millionth question about how they 'did it', notice how we are at our wits end and offer to take the kids for a couple of hours. Helpers who know when to call so we can talk to a human being and understand when we start talking about the latest Winnie the Pooh or Veggie Tales video.
We may think we are super-moms. In reality we are moms who may seem to have it all together but don't. We need our husbands, moms, friends, sisters, brothers, etc. to round out this child-rearing thing.
If you are not a mom and feel left out on a day like today, just know deep in your heart, you...yes YOU, have made a difference in the life of a mom and children. You are there when we need you. You are there when we need a much deserved break. You are there to love our children and us. You are there to cheer us on.
You are an important part of today. Don't ever, ever forget that.
If you are a mom feeling down today because of not having your child(ren) near by for various reasons, I am praying for you.