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.