Being a mother is the one job where you work 24/7 and get paid by love. It’s not easy being a mom, but it is the best job you can ever ask for. When I became a mother many years ago, I finally understood these statements. Not until you become a mom yourself do you realize how much your mom did for you throughout your childhood. I tell my mom all the time now that I don’t think I thanked her enough when I was young. Moms really are the best and I am honoured to be one too.
I really like Donna Ball’s description of motherhood: “Motherhood is a choice you make eveyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”
Mother's Day gift ideas
This Mother’s Day, dedicate a song to your mom. Play a tune on your favourite instrument to your Grandma. Share a song with the important women in your life.
Think of songs that inspire you, make you smile, or are about love. Give your mom and grandmas a call today to let them know that you’re thinking about them. Honestly, the best gift any mother could receive is spending time with their children. This year, the COVID-pandemic makes that perfect gift a bit harder, but it doesn’t mean you can’t give them a call to let them know that you care. When you have young children, Mother’s Day gifts are usually organized by your husband. But honestly, I’m not the mother who needs fancy gifts or flowers. The best gift I’d ever received from my son was actually his homemade cards or drawings of us together. In my opinion, a handmade macaroni necklace my son made in daycare was worth way more than an expensive diamond necklace. Sorry hubby, but our son still gives me the best gifts.
Thank you to all the moms around the world!
A mother’s love endures through all. Happy Mother’s Day to every mom and to-be mom. To read a story about my motherhood journey, check back tomorrow for a parenting post.
There are 4 wonderful women in my life that I wanted to say thank you to. My mom, my mother-in-law, my sister, and my sister-in-law. My sister-in-law recently became a mother too. This year is her very first Mother’s Day.
And to end off this post, I will leave you with a saying I remember reading from somewhere: “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”