Me with two of my babies, I'm fortunate enough to have 8 babies!
Yep 8, count em: Krista, Megan, Maddy, Taylor, Aaron, Zach, Molly and Jake! The first three were brought by Northwest Airlines( 11,13 & 15 years old at the time) Taylor came American Airlines when she was 15, Aaron and Zach were delivered by the Stork and Molly and Jake (8 weeks) came by Toyota van! (Am I supposed count son-in-laws too? If so, I have two of those as well...yikes....no wonder I'm feeling so darn old and my eyesight is going!!!)
If you are reading this, then you were once a baby too and whom ever has contributed to all your fine qualities and has nurtured your soul....I wish them a Happy Day!
In a previous life I was a Psychologist so I know that Mother's Day and all holidays really can be very different for everyone. Many people did not have the Mother's they needed when they were going up so Mother's Day can be very painful and bring about sadness and anger....it's not all about cards and flowers for them. No matter who your Mother is or was....I pray for you that you cherish all the gifts you received from that person and I thank them for your life.....that is all some Mommy's can give and what a gift it was and is!
It took me until I was 35 years old to realize the best gift my father ever gave me was his absence.....what a treasured awareness.....his gift was his absence from my daily life....it was absolutely best for me although I had not idea what a gift it was until I was 35 years old. This awareness taught me to look at gifts in many different lights and to be grateful for all of them.
If you had the Mother that you needed....party naked all day long!!!!! That is absolutely wonderful and we are all thrilled for you. Everyone else, party naked too and be the mother that you needed to yourself today....take only the best care of yourself this and every day!
My Mother's Day wish for everyone today is Gratitude....it is a pure joy that radiates peace and beauty....exactly what a nurturing Mother would radiate :)