Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day is such a special day for all of us MOMS.  It is a day when we get to feel special.  As moms I think we spend most of our days taking care of other peoples' needs.  We love our families, and are always trying to make things easier for them.  We cook, we clean, we take care of children or parents, and we do it all with love and care.  So Mother's Day is the one day when our families try to make us feel special.  I think it is a really important thing, not only us, but also for them.  I think that it is important that we let them take care of us, and for us to show our appreciation.  It teaches our families,  that it is wonderful to give, and it helps us to learn how to receive.

Being able to receive gracefully is a difficult thing for women to do.  It is hard for us to let go of handling all of the little details.  We want our homes to run smoothly, and sometimes we feel it is easier just to do it ourselves, and have it done the way we want it, then it is to try to tell someone else how it should be done.  We, as women, need to learn how to let go, and accept help.  We do not have to be perfect, and neither do our families.

Normally, they ask what I want for a gift, my answer is always the same, for you just to spend time with me.  That is the best gift they can give me.  Our family is full of busy adults, with jobs and lives, but the thing I love most is to spend time with everyone.  I love going to shoot pictures with my oldest son, or going to the aquarium with my middle son, window shopping with my daughter, and having a quiet dinner with my husband at home.  The gift of time and knowing my children as people, their likes and dislikes, their hopes and dreams are what is important.  My husband is always so busy with work, that it is a treat to spend a lazy Sunday morning having coffee and reading the paper together,  going on a new adventure, or planning a trip.  Those are the special moments in life that I cherish.

So this year for Mother's Day I will learn to gracefully accept any small deeds from my family, and say thank you.  I will appreciate every moment that I have with them.  We never know what God has in store for us, and it is today, and the memories that we make now with each other, that are the most important part of our families lives.

I actually can't wait, because whether your kids are 5 or 27 you still love spending time with them, and Mother's Day is a great time to do it.

Have fun, and enjoy you day. 

I would love to hear what you are doing for Mother's Day, and what is important to you.


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