This year is not like others, and we know it. This, is a very different one. This year, Mother’s Day touch us deep, in our hearts. Today, we must celebrate!
Today we celebrate once again, being mothers. So many meaningful thoughts come to our minds like when we became pregnant, or first child, our fears, our challenges, those long days and nights awake taking care of our children, when they were sick, or just watching them sleep… the first time they walked, or talked, or started kindergarten, and so on…
Some of us, have older kids, grown-up kids, and others as me, have small kids. In my case one of 4 and one of 5. Quite a challenge I may say!. The good news about these small creatures is that you are their superhero, you have plenty of hugs, of kisses, and so much mommy mommy a day, that you loose count. But you are there, just for them, because you love them.
These last months, we gave much more than usual, I know… we are doing our best to balance between being mothers, professional women, and learning to be teachers, and cookers, and artists, we are gardeners, we do everything in the house… we are there for everyone.
So today we celebrate!. We celebrate having the chance to spend much more time with them, more hugs and more Mommy! than usual, be there for their needs, watch them grow, be surprised by their creativeness for the good- and the bad. Play with them, love them so much…. it’s impossible not to celebrate our Mother’s day. We must make it special.
This year, we are really super moms, we have the challenge to readapt our schedules, and learn new skills. We deal with our professional goals, making space to became teachers, to manage homeschooling, discover how patient we can be, discovering we can be so creative while teaching to write and read, to count, or becoming the best story teller. We give up lot of our personal and professional time as well, but in the end we know it worths it.
We have the privilege and the chance to capture this moment that is unique, to embrace this uncertainty and make the best of it. Sometimes is tiring, it’s hard to keep the good mood, to be there smiling for everyone, believe me, I know. What has happened with my own time, just for myself?!… But then, there are wonderful, incredible moments that become like a gift. Those are the moments when you realize that today, like no time before, you can be having a family lunch or riding bikes on a week day with your kids and husband enjoying a family time… that is priceless.
Today we celebrate!. We are mothers, and so much more… Today is our day. Give ourselves a chance to be pampered as we deserve. These months have been tough, we know that, so let’s be gentle with ourselves, enjoy our kids and family, let this day be a special one, and celebrate!
There is nothing more beautiful than waking up with my kids jumping on my bed, filling my heart with kisses, and drawings, and those incredible smiles… Today is My day, and I will definitely celebrate and enjoy it in every way.
I wish you a very special Mother’s day, and that you take the time to appreciate what you have, to let yourself enjoy and be loved. This is a special year, so make this day special and just celebrate being a mom!.