Let’s Hear It For Mom!

Published On May 7, 2015 | By Carrie Buchanan |

It’s almost Mother’s Day!  (This Sunday if you weren’t aware)  That means celebrating mom’s and those who love us like mom would.  I have a step mother who I love.  She’s been a mother to me longer than my own mother who died in 1990.  I call her Mom #2.  She is awesome of very deserving of being spoiled this weekend.

So mom’s – what is your plan for this weekend?  Does it matter? One mom I talked to yesterday said her kids are older now and she told me she asked them to just let her have the day to herself.  And really, isn’t that ok?  Dad’s go golfing on Father’s Day (not all but some).  They do something they enjoy doing – without their kids.  Why do mom’s feel guilty about that?

I’ll tell you why – because as soon as we set out to do something for ourselves, we miss our kids and feel guilty for wanting time away from the little darlings, when really it does us good all around if we just go do something for us.

When is the last time you did something completely for you with no interuptions?  Stumped you didn’t I?

I love being a mom.  I have 3 kids and they are really my world.  I love their individuality.  Their laughter.  I love the people they are turning into. I love that I had a hand in making these kids who they are.  Yes I will take credit for their manners, and big hearts and generosity.  Gladly. And I will accept my responsibility for the rest of it too.

Being a mom certainly isn’t easy.  You’re always on call, you’re always needed.  But I love that.

Now on the other hand I’m still a daughter.  Who doesn’t have her mother anymore. Which is why Mother’s Day is still hard.  Even though I’m 40-ish and have 3 kids of my own.  I still long for my mom who taught me so much, and shaped me into who I.

I found this article on line for those who may hate Sunday for obvious reasons.

Dear Motherless Daughters

And from BuzzFeed –this is what mother’s say they really want for Mother’s Day.

 

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