I hope you had a good day. I had a good day.
I am not much for celebrating holidays.
Heck, one Year I forgot it was my birthday until my mom called to wish me "Happy Birthday".
Christmas snuck up on me last year.
I went Christmas shopping about four days out.
I try to live every day in an aware fashion.
So, to me.. every day is mother's day.
I may not always feel it right at the moment, but I am always aware of how lucky I am to have my two kids.
I know this is supposed to be a day where they thank me and what not.
It is very sweet to get cards and gifts.
In fact, for our last girl scout meeting I had the kids make Mother's day cards and necklaces.
So, When sophie gave me hers it was no great surprise.
What was fun to read was
"You are a great mom and very nice, Thank you for being my Girl scout troop leader....Your mom raised you right."
I said 'thank you, I will tell my mom"....lol.
I cannot imagine life without my kids.
I had my oldest when I was 19.
I know many think that is too young to marry, let alone have children.
In my opinion...I think part of the problem in Today's society is perpetual childhood.
Where people never reach adulthood.
They think they are living the high life...free of responsibility.
But they are missing so much.
Not only are they free of responsibility, they are free from being connected to others....in a meaningful way.
It doesn't have to be marriage and children.
But unless you really go all in, you make a commitment to another person...I think you are always going to be missing the biggest part of human experience.
Nitty gritty booger wiping love.
I think mother's day really stands for a commitment to something or somebody.
Placing the needs and desires of somebody ahead of yourself.
In doing so, you grow as a person.
So on Mother's day, I want to Thank my children for making me a better, more compassionate human being.
For allowing me to see the world in a new way.
Making my life mean something bigger.
In an optimistic, idealistic way.
In a way, for letting me correct my childhood by giving them the one I didn't have.
Watching them become good people is the only gift I need.
It's a gift I receive daily.
So, Happy Mother's Day.