Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a bittersweet day to me.

I love being a MOM and raising my kids.
I love my own MOM and appreciate all the sacrifices she made raising us.
But Mothers Day also gives me the chance to look back on the things that I did wrong and wish I could have a do-over.

I wish I could be all things to all the people I love and cherish
But I can't
So I have to hope that they have forgiving hearts and accepting natures
and eyes that can see what I wish I were and not what I appear to be.

To all of you women out there that don't have your own children to mother
Thank you for mothering mine when I came up short.
Thank you for seeing what I may have missed
Thank you for buoying me up with your wisdom

Sometimes we aim high but miss the mark we were shooting for
Sometimes our views are blurred or obscured
But I believe, always our hearts want and yearn to be the best
Not for us, but for those that we care for and about.

I may be the one to care for those I have been blessed with
But they are my teachers
They make me be better
They lift me up and make me whole.

3 comments:

Momza said...

I was just saying today to my 19 yo daughter that it is really hard to be the kind of mother each of my kids need, because all of them are so different and their needs are different. It's hard to know when to pull in or move back all the time. Errors are bound to be made and I surely make my share of them!
Hope ur day was perfect!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Very beautifully said. Thanks for being there for me. : )

Karen Pedersen said...

I always love your honest and from the heart posts.