I don’t know who decided it, but we only get one day!?!
It seems to me, with three kids, every day is mother’s day:
Mom, where’s the syrup? Mom, I can’t find my SHOES! Mom, mom—
So when the one Mother’s Day does come around—my day would look like this:
Sunglasses and slippers on, still in PJs—I wear comfy sweats to sleep in, it makes it real easy to go from night to day, hello! school drop off—and a little music in the background. My kids, playing sweetly in the yard—their laughter I hear in the distance.
When I was done, they’d know and refill my cup and clean away the plate.
During this second cup of coffee, my husband has packed a picnic lunch, and now, after finishing the paper, I grab my clippers and head to the garden, clip a few more flowers, then head off for a woods walk. They’ll drive to the park one town up-river, where I’ll meet them in an hour or two for lunch.
On the walk, I’ll think of my mom, my other mom, and all the “moms” around this world who lift us up, who have our backs, and are with us through so much.
Mom is more than the person who birthed you—though it is no small thing to be that person too—mom is a word that represents so much to each of us. It is complicated and loaded and filled with all sorts of emotion and memory.
So on Mother’s Day, I encourage you to reach out to the moms in your life who have nurtured you, cajoled you, helped shape you—give them a little something that says: I see you, I’m grateful for all you are, happy Day!
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