Monday, May 12, 2014

what about the other 364 days of the year?

One day of the year.

There's one day a year dedicated to celebrate motherhood, and now it has come and gone. To all of you moms out there, I hope your day was special and you felt loved! Maybe you were able to slip into a spa for a massage, or found yourself on a beach with a good book or even in a little coffee shop with some tea and quiet time to yourself. I hope you feel recharged!

But if you are like me, then you were spending time with your family--with your children, on Mother's Day. And that means you probably changed diapers, settled a few sibling disputes, put some dishes in the dishwasher and started a load of laundry. Things you do every other day of the year too. And maybe that was recognized and you felt appreciated yesterday, on Mother's Day.

But today is just another day. Does it really matter?

Oh Momma, keep on. Brush those crumbs into your hands. Rub that stain stick onto yet another shirt stained with yesterday's popsicle. Pour another cup of milk. Wipe another bottom or two. Cut those sandwiches into triangles. Clean those scrapes and kiss the boo-boo's. Add those bubbles to their baths. Practice the sight words and the flash cards. Sing that goodnight song. And pray. Keep on praying.

Maybe you will never hear a thank you for cutting their sandwiches into triangles, or how they loved the song you sang them when they were sad, but your children notice. They may not know how to verbalize it, but it makes them feel loved.

Mother's Day really isn't all about us, but it's about how our littles make us Mommies. And being a Mommy is all about serving and keeping on and loving and praying.

So today, the day after Mother's Day, go do what you do best, what you do every single day of the year. Be your child's Momma. Nobody can do that better than you!

It matters!

1 comment :

Michelle Adair said...

So perfectly said. This post brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for that sweet reminder of how important, even though sometimes thankless, our jobs are as mamas. So happy to see that Way made it through the surgery with flying colors! :)


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