Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mothers Make the World Go 'Round

Just wanted to say a big Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there. I include mommies whose babies/children are not with them today for whatever reason. I include all those ladies who have made the loving choice to be a mommy to a little one, even if for 5 minutes. Those 5 minutes, those little hugs, those encouraging words.....they all made a difference.

I am glad my mom is close enough that I can see her and talk to her regularly. Even so, life gets busy and I find myself forgetting to call or forgetting to check on her. So sorry, mom. Even though that's part of the regular cycle of life after kids grow up, I know moms everywhere are still thinking about their babies, no matter how old they are. Well,'re babies are here. We are still thinking about you, probably more than you think. We are sorry we haven't been more appreciative or thoughtful, but there is a love between mommies and babies that can never be erased and forgotten, even if words are not spoken.

I am blessed this year. My babies have all made me several homemade cards and pictures. My littlest came up to me yesterday while we were at Jazz in the Park, gave me a hug and a kiss and said, "I love you Mom. Tomorrow is your day. Happy Anniversary." He's only 5 (for a few more weeks). His words were so sweet to me. I know he was saying Happy Mother's Day. My daughters have been whispering about secrets all week. They both gave me pictures and poems that made me cry, as it should be.

Only one week of school left until summer break. Our first year after homeschooling has been quite an adventure. My babies all loved school, just as I knew they would. I have gotten so many compliments from teachers about how well the transition went, and how much that reflects on me as a mother and a teacher. That has been one of my biggest blessings and sources of encouragement this year. I know that God placed each of my children with just the right teachers for them. I have loved seeing the joy my kids had at school each day. Last year at this time I was fighting hard to let go of homeschooling. I didn't want to do it. I knew, however, that the time was right for my family. I think that being a mom is a lifelong process of learning how to bond and love and how to let go.

I love you, Mom. I am so glad God chose you to be my one and only Mom. I hope my children feel the same way!