Mother's Day is twofold for me.... I honor my Mom and thank and love her for all she has done for me. And my 2 kids
hopefully do the same for me. I am blessed to live in the same city as my Mom so Mother's Day has always been a split day for me.....Mornings were about me being a Mom and then evening's about me being the daughter to my Mom.
This year with both my kids away it is about being a daughter. I have an afternoon planned at a craft fair, botanical gardens and dinner with my Mom. I am blessed to honor her and thank her for the 48 years of support she has given me. Mind you I will get in a solid AM workout first :) Julie at a craft fair requires exercise or copious amounts of wine- since I am driving I will go with the workout.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
For those of you who will be showered with homemade cards and gifts and poor attempts at breakfast or a day of "look mommy" "look mommy" take a deep breath and know....they grow fast and you cannot get that time back. I am thankful I made a career change when they were 1 and 3 so I could work at home. I had the best of both worlds - able to maintain a career but see my kids all the time. Sure I had a few conference calls during a soccer game but it worked. Finally I started my own business at 8 and 10 so I was setting the calls around their schedules.
We never know the love of the parent until we become parents ourselves.
by: Henry Ward Beecher
And it is temporary. Just when you think I cannot do triathlon, be a mom and work....the kids are teenagers
It really is a blink of an eye that the bundles of love soon are tweens, teenagers and then up and out. I am so sad to think I won't be able to hug or kiss JD or Riley tomorrow but that is overshadowed with the immense pride I have for both of them. They are both making life happen for them. They are fiercely independent,
Before you know it ....they are all grown up
“The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.” — Jodi Picoult