F Simple and Serene Living: ON BEING A MOTHER 09 10
Saturday, May 9, 2015

ON BEING A MOTHER

Tomorrow is that most special of days for mothers. It is the day where those of us who are mothers get lauded for something that we love more than anything. The privilege of being a mother.




I don't think that any mother will tell you that every moment is bliss. There are ups and downs and joys and sorrows in the relationships we have with our children. There are also seasons in those relationships. There is nurturing of the mother for the child and nurturing of the child for the mother. 



There is the relationship I have with my own mother, the relationship I have with my now adult children, and the relationship I see my daughter have with her own children. I remember a time when I wondered if I could ever fully love anyone in this world. Then I gave birth to my daughters. It completely changed my perspective on love. 



I would never claim to have been a perfect mother. Like all mothers I made my share of mistakes. Some big and some small. I continue to make mistakes as I weave my way through the ever changing relationships of a mother with her children, but I know that as a mother, I would lay down my life for those daughters. 

Tomorrow we celebrate motherhood, but I believe for a mother every day is in some way a celebration. For we are given a privilege that only comes with being a mother.


Happy Mother's Day!!

I am taking Mother's Day off. It will be difficult to not pick up my computer, but that is my plan. I will be spending the day with my mother, who is ninety years young. My mom and I have not always had an easy relationship, but I know there are probably not a lot of Mother's Days left for us to be together. So I plan to enjoy the day.

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14 comments:

  1. I'm going to wish you a Happy Mother's Day a day early, and applaud you for taking the day off. Our Mothers are woven in the fabric of our lives. I hope it's a day of sunshine, and beauty for you both.

    Jen

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  2. blessings to you and your mom and your daughters, too. :)

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  3. Lovely post, and enjoy your day, and your mother. I too, don't have many (if any) Mother's Days left with my mom, after tomorrow, so I 'get it.' :)

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  4. A beautiful post. Have a lovely day Laura.

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  5. Beautiful post, my friend. Enjoy your mother. Not a Mother's Day has ever passed that I have not wished for one of my own.
    Brenda

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  6. Happy Mother's Day! This is a wonderful post with a lot of truth!

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  7. Love to you on Mother's Day and kudos and many great wishes to that wonderful mother of yours-90 years young! :)

    Jane xx

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  8. Laura great post. Spoken from your heart. Have a great day with your mom. Enjoy.
    Kris

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  9. Lovely post. Happy Mothers day to you

    Cindy

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  10. Happy Mother's Day, Laura. I hope you enjoyed the time with your mom today. xoxo

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  11. Oh this post is perfect. Hug your lovely Mom for me. HUGS B

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  12. I hope that your Mother's Day was wonderful. That's a nice pic of your mom. She must've just had her hair done too!

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  13. I hope you had a lovely Mothers Day, Laura.
    You and I are truly blessed to have our Mothers here on earth with us.
    ~Lynne
    w/L

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