Today I received my first Mother's Day gift.
I was laying in bed, feeling nauseated and trying to write a good blog post when my husband came in with a small box. He said he just couldn't wait any longer.
I opened the box and discovered a beautiful necklace.
|thanks Clare for helping him out!|
Jason had put together a necklace with a lotus flower (I am a yoga teacher), a bird in flight (we have been waiting to build our "nest") and a December Tanzanite birthstone (our baby's month of birth).
I was in tears. It was such a thoughtful gift from him, and the fact that he spent the time to put it all together, meant even more.
Mother's Day has never been my favorite holiday. It usually is a day that has brought on a lot of tears, wishful thinking and hurt feelings. Last year, I was greeted at church with, "Oh, I can't wish you Happy Mother's Day, you are not a mother."
So yes, I have had some ill feelings about Mother's Day and I am sure many of you out there feel or have felt the same way.
So tonight, as I sit here admiring my beautiful, sweet (and undeserved) gift - it makes me want to reassure all the women out there that WE ARE ALL MOTHERS.
Having or not having kids does not define who you are or what you are. WE ARE ALL MOTHERS.
Whether your kids are on are this Earth or in Heaven, on two legs or 4, are nieces, nephews or neighbors - WE ARE ALL MOTHERS.
And we need to be celebrated everyday, because being a mother is hard.
When you are a mother, you love someone or something unconditionally. You give more of yourself than you get in return and you put someone or something else before yourself. Not to mention the messes you clean up, the lack of sleep and the feelings of being unappreciated.
WE ARE ALL MOTHERS.
So Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing women out there. Celebrate your mom's but also celebrate YOURSELF because you deserve it.
So thanks Oprah, for reminding us all.....
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. ~Oprah Winfrey