Mother's Day 2022
Happy Saturday to all my fellow readers, and followers. Cleaning up the site and thinking about shutting it down this year. Not much going on here and paying for something, when I can probably find other avenues to write my story.
I am sitting outside writing this piece today and thinking about Mother's Day, and what this day means to many and to myself as well. Yes, the weather is gorgeous and the sun is shining and I should have mad a cup of JOE.....(coffee)! Albeit I did not.
"The official Mother's Day holiday arose in the 1900sas a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother's 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother's Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children"https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/mothers-day
The question begets to all Mom's do you really get to enjoy the day, and be pampered, or do you still have to continue the daily grind, of cooking, cleaning, and feeding, the children/husband, and other of the many things you do throughout the day? How many do not realize that Single Fathers, are also the Mom & Dad, and learning how to care for girls is can be and will always be challenging same as is for Mom's. Not saying it is not challenging raising boys, the challenge is very different. We must not forget those Mom's who are serving our country and making it safe for us to celebrate and enjoy....who are far away from their loved ones' today. Also the Mom's who have lost children, and they spend the day thinking about this child, what they would have been, how they would have been grown, what kind of person would they be....this day is hardest for those MOM's and DAD's.
I am Mom, (yes, I know you are like what! Her a Mom!) yes, I have three beautiful children, all grown and raising a family of their own, and facing the daily struggles of being a parent. Worrying about this that and other. Life has not always been easy for me and I feel not easy for my three children, and this sometimes breaks my heart. We cannot go back and change what was, we can only focus on the here and now and hopefully find peace, joy comfort in knowing we did the best we could with the resources, and unconditional love!
My greatest joy is being a Nanny, to 3 birth grand boys, and 1 granddaughter by marriage, and my three littlest babies, from my Stepson in Mexico. I have 3 daughter-n-laws, and 1 daughter. My daughter has proven to me how much she can handle endure and strive to ensure her family is always priority. She is my hero.....I love her!
Well, the day for me will be a normal day, nothing extraodinoray for me. Same old same old. Wake up, wake up, clean, eat and be normal....I guess. My Mom's day was always celebrated by Paco, and all you all know he is passed and we are now heading down year 3 oh be still my heart. He would always make me a card, we would go to church, and then find a nice place to eat, then go to my Mom's house when close by. But don't fret. I will be fine, it will be another day for me and one to struggle thru and I know I will make it.
My wish for all Mom's and Mom's to be, have a glorious day filled with love and lots of hugs from children, and husbands-who did play a part in all of us becoming Mom's. Celebrate the joy of your family, and children.
remember I love you, you are strong, you are beautiful and you do matter to everyone!
till next time!