Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mama's Day

I wanna call my mom today and wish her a Happy Mama's Day. I want to feel that pang that I am not there on this special day to give her a hug in person, but 2000 miles away. Last year, I was able to hug her. She was at my house on Mother's Day and I loved being able to share the day. I wish, somehow, I had known it was our last together. I don't know what I would have done differently but I think, if nothing else, I would have held on to her that much tighter and longer.

I am feeling so incredibly blessed today. I have three children at home who have presents hidden for me and are only waiting for the right time to give them to me. I have one child who I love just as much who most likely will not call, as she did not on my birthday or anyone else's birthday, but I am hoping that I am somewhere in the back of her mind anyway. (I believe that she loves me but I don't know that she believes she does.) My hubby has "something" planned for me for later today as well and whatever it is, it has made him chuckle about it all week. For once, I haven't a clue what it is and that is fun.

The sun is shining. People love me. I have a wonderful husband, beautiful, unique, amazing children, a terrific job and I am feeling good about myself. I couldn't ask for anything else--except the chance to call my mom and make the day complete.

Happy Mama's Day to all out there who have children, had children, want children, work with children and one day will have children. Motherhood is a gift that changes your life, your perspectives and your soul. I am so grateful that it was given to me 23, 17, 15 and 12 years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know you lament the fact that you wouldn't know how or what to write about should you attempt a novel but let me just say that you are gifted with words.
You make me appreciate being a mother on days that it feels like a burden instead of a blessing.