Honoring our mothers this weekend will be the thing to do. It got me thinking about all the gifts my mother gave me and other special women in my life that are mothers. I'm always amazed at their strength, patience and love.
As a child I always felt I had too many mothers...growing up with three older sisters and my mom it made me feel as if I had FOUR mothers all over me! Not much fun. However, being a child of older parents, it was really my sister Dot who taught me the ropes, and showed me how to have fun. She was always there for me when I needed her. She helped me with school work, resumes, clothes, girl stuff and taught me to love music. As soon as she got her license we would drive everywhere, in our mom's white station wagon (cool, right?) and belt out Carole King tunes with the windows down.
Some other beautiful mothers in my life are my sister Edy, my sister-in-laws Barbara, Gee and Heather and my mother-in-law, Donna. My cousins, Mary, Heather, Amy, Madelyn, Marianne, and Kelly. My dear friends Joy, Jenn and Sheri and all the other mommies I know in my community. You are wonderful women, who should be celebrated.
So on this mother's day weekend I wish all the Moms out there a very peaceful holiday. If you are an Oprah follower, you know she's been stressing in her Lifeclasses to start a gratitude journal. I've been trying to write down five things I'm grateful for each day, and have noticed a shift in my attitude throughout the weeks. It helps keep things in perspective, and not to sweat the small stuff. But for today, let's do five things I'm grateful for about my mother.
Her love, her patience, her smile, our times in the kitchen and her encouragement for me to always create. What are five things you're grateful for about your Mom?
And to my mother who created me (with a little help from Dad) and let me 'create' in my world, I love you and Happy Mother's Day! You are missed and thought of everyday!
'We can only learn to love by loving.' -Iris Murdoch irish writer
Be well & have a wonderful week!