Happy Mother's Day to all the inspiring Mothers in my life.
To those who are nearest and dearest to me...I crave opportunities to soak up your examples like a sponge.
To those I come in contact with in my carpools and kids' classes.
To those I've never met but I feel my heart interlaced with since they write such beautiful motherhood sentiments that lift me up.
To those library moms I see at the doctor's offices I frequent.
To all those Moms who aren't really biological Mothers yet but who yearn for the day it will come to them with all their hearts...
...and in the meantime they selflessly "mother" all those around them with all the love they can muster up.
And to Moms who are just trying their darnedest to make it through the day like the one who was standing there at an intersection yesterday holding up a sign that said "single mom. trying to survive. please help."
Oh, especially to her.
My Aunt (herself one of those nearest and dearest Mothers I admire with all my heart) has a quote up in her house that says "Motherhood is like getting pecked to death by a duck." And boy howdy, sometimes it is.
But the rewards it gives so far outweigh all the "pecking."
My sister (another one of my most near and dear motherhood examples) started a website for Mothers. And I wanted to give it's address link as a "gift" for Mother's Day. Because it's all about empowering Moms. And let's face it, sometimes that's what we need after getting "pecked to death."
Plus it's got a spot to share your own "motherhood secrets." Everyone's got them...those moments where you realize, "hey wait, this works!" And that new thing you did becomes one of the best new things in your bag of motherhood "tricks."
So check it out here. (And on my sidebar.)
I am so grateful for all the examples in my life.
No matter how old I get, my heart will still always skip a beat when I hear one of my children calling me "mother."
Because that means I get to be just that to them.
And I couldn't feel more blessed because of it.
Happy Mother's Day!