Happy Mother's Day to all the women everywhere! I hope its a day you feel loved.
I am extremely grateful that I am a Mom. It what I've always wanted to be. Growing up I didn't much care about being anything else. I just wanted to be a Mom....the Mom that drove her kids around to soccer practice, the mom that volunteered in the school, the Mom that sat at the table with her kids while they did their homework and shared snacks. And that is exactly who I am today. I am living my dream and I absolutely love it.
It is a challenging job and there are times that are truly a struggle- anything in the middle of the night is just rough for me. However, I live for the smiles, the hugs and kisses, the snuggles, to see them triumph, learn, serve, and love. I always knew Motherhood was a divine calling but now I understand so much more. As Mothers we need divine help. We aren't doing it alone. We need the One who sees more than us to help direct us along our ways, to forgive us of our mistakes, and to strengthen us when we don't have anything left. I am truly grateful for Heavenly Father's assistant as I try to be the best mom that I can be. The best Mom for my kids.
I know a lot of us get down on Mother's Day because its really easy to compare on Mother's Day, to examine all our weakness, and to feel that we don't deserve a day. But you do. Being a Mom is hard- no one ever said you needed to be perfect. I'm sure your Mom wasn't perfect but you loved her anyway and you probably think she is pretty great. Often time all your work goes unnoticed and unappreciated so let us take at least one day and say thank you. I know you don't do it for the praise but please accept our gratitude.
Tonight I am sharing something about my Mom. She was the one that got us to try new things. In this picture, we are about to be in the 4th of July Parade just because. We loved it, of course, but never would have done it on our own. So thanks Mom. Thanks for the fun, thanks for teaching me new things, thanks for loving me. Thanks for being my Mom- exactly the person that I needed to become who I am today.