Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thoughts on Mother's Day

I think you all know how I feel about Valentine's Day. I've always thought it was just a day when women are permitted to demand gifts and outward shows of affection, which may or may not be real, and that's just not my thing.

I pretty much feel the same way about Mother's Day. Certainly I honor my mom on this day, and give thanks for the great mother she was (and is) to me. But I just can't stand to be the center of attention and praise.

I mean, why do I get accolades for doing something that was the desire of my heart, and which I feel so privileged to have been given the opportunity to do? Every year on this day, I am brought to tears of thankfulness for the amazing gift of my children. Why would I want them to give me gifts? They ARE my gifts. Why would I want them to thank me for being their mom? It's all I ever wanted.

On this Mother's Day, I am humbled and thankful all over again for the privilege.

Be thankful ~


Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Love your perspective on this. And I'm glad you didn't keep writing, because my mother-in-love and I were sitting here reading and about to blubber if you had continued. Happy Mother's Day.

52knit4 said...

Perfectly said.