Another Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us. There are advertisements everywhere offering advice on what gifts you should purchase for your mama. I could easily write a post about what you should buy your mother this Mother’s Day, but instead I want to offer encouragement to all of the awesome mama’s out there.
Just breathe and embrace the moment.
I don’t know about you, but there are many nights I go to sleep feeling like a failure. It’s easy to get caught up with the Joneses in today’s virtual world. We all want to be supermoms who feed their families scrumptious made from scratch meals three times a day, own meticulously decorated and spotless homes, create beautiful crafts from ordinary dirt, and do it all with perfectly behaved kids. Wow!
Someday I may be able to do all of that, but for now I want to live in the present. So this Mother’s Day and everyday I’m going to. . .
- Enjoy watching my one-year-old run around and scream with excitement every time she sees a birdie.
- Scream and shout every time my eight-year-old son is up to bat and hits the ball, scores a run, and catches the ball during his baseball games.
- Beam from ear to ear as I watch my five-year-old practice ballet for her upcoming dance recital.
- Smile and laugh when my one-year-old attempts to kiss me by licking my face.
- Embrace each hug and kiss my five-year-old gives me in front of her friends as she enters her classroom.
- Squeeze my eight-year-old son’s hand a little tighter every time he wants to hold my hand.
- Enjoy the weekends we spend as family at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach screaming down the water slides. My family would live at a water park if it were an option.
I’m simply choosing to live in the now. My children will only be the age they are now once and I want to absorb every moment I can with them. It is so easy to focus on the negativity and the moments that wear as down as mamas, but I’m choosing to forget the failures and celebrate the success and memories of each day!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mothers, new mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers! I appreciate and celebrate you today and everyday!