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Happy Mother's Day

Dear beautiful moms,

Today is Mother’s Day for all of us around the globe. People everywhere and families all around the world who are celebrating “us.” But honestly, to me, every day is Mother’s Day. It’s not that I don’t appreciate or think today is special or extraordinary. I do. But, I also think that every single day of my life as a mom is a day worth celebrating. Not out of narcissism, or to put myself on some pedestal. Every single day that I wake up and know that my main role is to mother my children, I wear that crown of motherhood and do the best darn job I could possibly ever do taking care of my two daughters. Sure, I have bad days, and days where I would much rather lie in bed and watch all my favorite TV shows, and not make any school lunches or plan what’s for dinner, or not do any laundry. Who doesn’t have those days where you just don’t want to think or plan or do anything? It isn’t about wanting to be lazy. It’s about wanting to “just be.” For the last 15 years, I’ve put my kids at the top of my priority list. Nothing changes from day to day. They will forever be my priority, my biggest accomplishment. It doesn’t matter if it’s Mother’s Day or my birthday or any other day. My girls will always be my gift in life. Do I love flowers? Heck yah. Do I love chocolate, cake and my favorite perfume? Double heck yah. But, my reason for loving life is because of the life I’ve been given that’s right in front of me. The life I cherish every single day that I look at my precious daughters and realize how grateful I am, how blessed I am, how rich I am. I don’t take a single thing for granted for one minute. So, what do I celebrate this Mother’s Day? What do I do first? Do I celebrate the joys of opening up the special presents that await me? That beautiful wrapped perfume? Or, the yummy box of chocolates? Or, the flowers and beautiful cards my girls and husband got for me? In one split second, I turn to look at everything in front of me. The pretty packages. My girls. My husband. I don’t move. I don’t unwrap. I don’t motion. I stand completely still. I just smile. I smile because the biggest gifts today are staring right at me. Today I celebrate my daughters. My priceless gifts. And I kiss them and say “thank you.”

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