Today is officially Mom's Special Day - Hallmark's dedicated day for Moms - and DARN IT(!), they were right to do so. Do you know how hard YOU work? Your Mom? Any Mom? Goodness me. I do.
Growing up without a Dad, psychologists say I would have "Daddy issues" but lucky me, I got Mom's to help me balance out. Mom's are awesome. I recommend that EVERYONE should have as many mom's as I do. This may sound weird, but I don't care. It just means that I have more than one person that I can call in a crisis and cry to, laugh with or just get advice from. It's pretty neat to have. I have my saintly mother-in-law, my wise biological mom, my fun-loving step-mother and my incredibly thoughtful (other) step-mother. Not to mention all the support, advice, examples and love I've received over the years from all the other mothers I've known, adopted for a moment or have just heard.
It took me becoming an at-home mom to really understand the divine purpose of motherhood and our special qualities. You don't even have to have children to understand this or to have these qualities. I was very fortunate for this learning and growing opportunity. Unfortunately, I am a mother who can't stay an at-home mom forever. As my neighbor says, "Some people just need to work. You need to work." It balances me out and puts things in better perspective for me. I need it.
As for my Mother's Day weekend, I got to spend lots of time with my husband and children. I got to do yard work, watch my son play soccer, make new and (hopefully) lasting friends with my husband's childhood (pseudo) aunt and go to church to be uplifted and renewed in my perspectives and spirit. Specifically, for Mother's Day, I got to my favorite game (and I got to play it FOUR times already) - KILLER BUNNIES!!! I got to eat my favorite dinner (of the moment) - grilled chicken salad sandwiches. I got to watch one of my favorite movies - Ironman. At church the mom's were given little potting flowers. I got to talk to my mother's and I got handmade cards from my kids!!