Mother’s Day is a day full of emotions for me.
When I was 7 years old, my mother passed away from a brain tumour. She was diagnosed when she was pregnant with me, child #5. She fought long and hard for 7 years to conquer that tumour, but lost the battle. Heaven gained an angel that October and I gained the most amazing guardian angel anyone could ask for. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her or think of her and how she would have been an amazing grandmother to my 3 daughters.
I love being a mom to 3 beautiful, strong, brave, kind and loving daughters. I love that every day is a new day, with new challenges and a new life lessons to be taught. There are days where you feel like a rock star and are on top of the world with the whole parenting thing, and the next day you have no idea what you are doing and feel like you’re failing. I wish my mom was here to help me through some of it. To ask her questions. To ask her the whys and hows. To ask her what would she do in this situation.
Mother’s Day growing up was always a day that made my heart hurt. It was a day we would visit mom at her grave, bring her flowers, shred a lot of tears and remember who she was. Mother’s Day at school was even harder. To sit in the classroom, making crafts for our moms, planning a Mother’s day tea and watching all the other children be so excited that their mom got to come to school on this special day. Most of the time, I would make a card for my dad, and treat it like another Father’s day. Sometimes I would make a card for my grandmothers or sister. My dad did the best he could do to comfort my feelings … and if that meant taking a day off school during the Mother’s Day tea, than that’s what I got to do!
Last week, my daughter had her Mother’s Day celebration at school. It was cute to see how excited she was to put on my makeup, bring me lemon water and show me around her classroom. I was so blessed to be able to spend the morning with her! I think I hugged and kissed her a thousand times that morning. She looked at me and said “Mom, I get it, you love me!” That made me tear up. I just couldn’t stop thinking about how we take life for granted and just assume that we will always be there for our children. You never know what next year will bring … so be present in this moment right here and now!
WHAT MOTHER’S DAY MEANS TO ME:
- It’s a day to remember my mom.
- It’s a day to be thankful that my 3 daughters chose me as their mom.
- It’s a day to be blessed that I’m surrounded by a lot of strong and supportive women in my life who not only support me, but my family.
- It’s a day to say thank you to my dad for raising my siblings and I by himself after my mom passed away and supporting us all of these years.
- It’s a day to remember why I wanted to become a mom.
- It’s a day to be grateful that I was able to have children.
- It’s a day to say thank you to my sister for being a supportive and loving female role model in my life.
So today, I want to celebrate Mother’s Day with ALL WOMEN. Grandmothers. Mothers. Sisters. Aunties. Friends. Pregnant women. Women who choose not to have children. Women who are having a difficult time getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Women who have lost a child. Women who have lost a mom. Women who have adopted children. Women all over the world who support, love and care for our children and families. THANK YOU. THANK YOU for being you. THANK YOU for being in my life and loving my children.
To my daughters … I hope you know how much I love you and will always love you. I hope you know that I will ALWAYS be here for you, to support and love you and wipe your tears of happiness or sadness off your cheeks. Always stand up for what you believe in and never forget who you are!
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