I am grateful for the opportunity to let my mom know how much I love her on this special day. She loved me before I was born and looked forward to the day she met me.
I feel the same way about my kids. “Mother’s Day” is great but every day is Mother’s Day to me. My kids gave me the best gift anyone could offer–the gift of motherhood–when I conceived them. Meeting them, loving them, raising them, and seeing them grow into beautiful young adults has not been without challenges but I wouldn’t trade a moment for anything.
Children, I love you. Thank-you for the gift of you which has helped make me into a better person. You have my heart.
Happy Mother’s Day to those of you who are moms, who act as moms, who love as moms. Today is a special day to celebrate the gift of you!
It’s Christmas. For some of us, we are experiencing hardship and loss (or remembering our losses and hurting because of them). Some of us have felt the holes deeply other years and this year is more joyful. Some of us will be separated from those we love on this holiday. This day and celebration is for all of us, regardless, of where life’s tide has carried us. Whether we are sad, happy, alone, struggling to believe, in a sandy desert or together with loved ones and friends. So, here’s to all of us. I’m grateful to be seeing my niece and nephew tonight and tomorrow afternoon. They are my “hole pluggers” at times when I miss my children. There will be food, family, and love. There will even be some of the magic that has escaped me thus far this season. Carrots for reindeer, cookies and milk for Santa, and the same request I have repeated for years, an elf please? May peace, joy, and love be showered upon all of you.