In case you missed all of the commercials, advertisements, and all of the “muffins with mom’s” facebook pictures – Mother’s Day is tomorrow.
I was sitting on the couch this morning with my girls who were climbing on me to get the best snuggle spot and I was almost annoyed because I couldn’t reach my coffee. I was actually annoyed when the oldest one asked for a granola bar after she had been offered one. I was pleasantly surprised when they both played with ponies together for almost 30 minutes.
I was immediately humbled when I read about a college acquaintance who posted that she delivered her second son asleep at 37 weeks yesterday morning. This was at least the 3rd time I have heard such tragic news in so many weeks. Each time I hear about someone losing a child it honestly rocks me to the core.
I was rocking Aleesia back to sleep for her morning nap, something I haven’t done in a number of months and I just was flooded with emotion. So many days I can’t believe that I am blessed to have these girls in my life and I can’t imagine life any other way. Being their mom brings me the most joy, purpose, pureness, and grace along with bigger challenges that I could have ever imagined. I thought about all of the people I know whose children are sick and those who have lost a child – while I can’t relate to these specific situations still hurt for them as their friend. Their strength, even if it is just an outward show of strength, always amazes me.
I just needed to take a minute to remember and pray for all of those mothers (& fathers) whose children are no longer here with them. I just needed to send some positive thoughts out into the universe on their behalf that the second Sunday in May not be sad but be a reminder that they are amazing women and they are the greatest moms.