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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Enjoy Your Mother's Day!

Mother's Day.....

Why is it that we only get honored once a year, and at best, when we have young kids, our husbands MIGHT remember to get us a card!

Today I was honored to attend a Mother's Day Tea hosted by my daughter's Kindergarten class. It was wonderful to see that about 95% of the mom's were in attendance, whether they work or stay at home. And those that couldn't attend made sure someone (usually grandma) was there in their place. It was probably one of the sweetest, most precious days I've yet to experience as a mother. The kids had been working hard over the past couple of weeks making coursages out of coffee filters, as well as other arts and crafts to give to their mommy's. We were also enterained with a song and dance performed by the class, which was followed with tea and cake.

Today made me realize that Mother's Day isn't about the store bought candy, flowers and gifts that we get, though they are nice. It's about the memories we make with our children, day in and day out.

While we only celebrate Mother's Day once a year, I believe that everyday is Mother's Day, as once we become mother's our lives change forever. There will never be another day in your life when you won't have a child looking up to you and watching what you do. So cherish these days and have a wonderful Mother's Day on Sunday!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Mother's Day

This is the 7thMother's Day on which I will be honored as a Mother. The first one was when I was pregnant with my daughter and was probably the most special because my husband surprised by celebrating the day. I guess I hadn't thought of myself yet as a Mother, but he surprised me with a gift. That made me realize how special and different my life was becoming as I was growing a life inside me.
All the Mother's Days since have been wonderful. I always receive a precious gift made at daycare by my kid's own hands! I couldn't ask for better gifts! If my husband happens to get me a gift or flowers that is always nice too!
It is impossible to understand what a Mother feels and how hard a Mother's job is until you walk in her shoes. Take the time this Mother's Day to thank your mother and anyone else you know and love who is a Mother!

Experience Mother's Day as a Mother

Happy Mothers Day!

That phrase used to mean hardly anything to me. Of course, I always made sure to tell my Mother and grandmothers that I loved them but it just was another second-level holiday. Actually, Happy Birthday was the same way. But one hot day in August 2003, that changed for me. I became a mother the day my precious son was born. My husband and I agree that our son's birthday was one of the most important days in our lives. I never realized how much love a parent feels until I felt it for myself.

A friend sent me a Mother's Day poem. In that poem were a few lines that rang true to my heart:

  • I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
  • I never knew that I could love someone so much.
  • I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.

I always wanted to be a Mother. I waited a long time to actually become one. I chose to build my education and career before Motherhood. It has made my life so very different yet so very wonderful. All the stress and joys make my life even more rich because I'm overflowing with love.

Thank you to my Mother for loving me with all your heart. Thank you to my son for allowing me to experience the joy of being a Mother.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Happy Mothers Day !!

Life can be so busy with working, taking care of children and household chores that sometimes we forget to tell the people in lives how much they mean to us.

So this Mothers Day I would like take a minute to thank my Mom for everything that she gave up so she could give us more. Raising four daughters without a lot of money wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to do. Yet somehow we always had food on the table, clothes on our back and more LOVE than we could ever imagine.

If you ever met my mother you know that she is something special. There has never been a doubt in my mind that I couldn’t go to my mom for advice, support, and shoulder to cry on or just a hug. You know the kind of hug only your mom can give that seems to make everything better. Don’t get me wrong my mom has her opinions and she’ll give them to you but in the end when we make our decision whether it’s right or wrong she’s always there standing behind us.

I hope that I can be the same kind of mom to my children as my mom was to my sisters and me!!! So today I would like to say Happy Mothers Day Mom. I love you more than you’ll ever know!!

Happy Mother's Day

Have a very Happy Mother's Day to all you working moms. You deserve a break!

On Mother's Day 17 years ago, I was walking down the aisle at my college graduation ceremony (yes, believe it or not I'm THAT old, oh by the way when did that happen????). The last thing I thought about was how special Mother's Day would one day be to me. I was receiving my diploma, getting my own place and moving ahead with my career. The world was at my feet. No thoughts of a family or one day having my own little bundle of joy. Boy, how the years have changed me. Now I can't think of anything more important to me than being able to celebrate Mother's Day with my two boys. I don't know what we'll do, where we'll go or what they'll get me but as long as we are together who really cares [Ok, a little gift would be nice ;) Hear that daddy?]. They have brought so much love and joy to my life. How did I get so lucky?

This Mother's Day stop and smell the roses and remember how truly blessed you are to be able to have the title "mother".

One-in-Four Working Moms Want the Gift of Time for Mother's Day, CareerBuilder.com's Annual Survey Finds