Well, it's Mother's Day! It has me reflecting on what it means to be a "mother". This is the best and worst job I've ever had. I get to watch my children grow and thrive. I get to see all their firsts! But I get to see and feel their pain and watch from the sidelines as mistakes are made and consequences are given. I love my children I would never go back to the days when they where not here. People many times say how they would love to go back and relive their youth! Not me, my youth was not one worth reliving. Don't get me wrong there where good times, but there where bad times. If my youth wasn't what it was, I wouldn't be the woman and the mother I am today. Strong woman sometimes intimidate those around them. This isn't necessarily intentional. I know the fact that I am strong as a mother and a woman intimidates a lot of people. I just feel strongly and passionately when it comes to life, love, motherhood and most everything else in my life. My children especially. They are the reason I was put on this earth. I will feel all the love, excitement, pain and sorrow that they feel. I found this short poem that seems to some up how I feel for those Moms out there...
A Strong Woman
A Strong woman is one who feels deeply
and loves fiercely.
Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter.
A strong woman is both soft and powerful.
She is both practical and spiritual.
A strong woman in her essence is a gift to the world!
To all the strong woman who show what it takes to be one, I say...
Happy Mother's Day!
Later in the week, I will post this weeks regular blog. I just wanted to tell all the Mother's out there how amazing they are! Happy Mother's Day and God Bless!