To all you mom’s out there…
To those who are still up every few hours feeding your little ones, tired and smelling like spit up. To those with toddlers that have a melt down when you gave them the red cup because they wanted a blue cup. (Even though they asked for the red cup in the first place!) To those with school-aged kids for whom you are running carpool, soccer practice and making cupcakes with one day’s notice. To those with teenagers….bless you. Loud music, mood swings, messy rooms with all your missing dishes, dating, driving and…just bless you! To those with adult children, I notice these are the ones missing all those midnight feedings, carpools and surly teen years because it’s really all been a beautiful crazy ride! What’s so great is once they are adults, you realize you gave birth to one of your very best friends! Praying you cherish each step along this journey. Long days, short years.
To those moms with kids with “special needs” being a mom is a tougher gig than you ever thought you had the chops for, but you do! You are not just their mom, but you are also their champion. Your Mother’s Day may look a little different, but it’s just as amazing! Praying God gives you peace and endurance for this journey.
As many are celebrating, it can also be a difficult day for some. Please know you are not forgotten. Many have lost a child (little and grown), given them up for adoption or have been separated because sometimes families are broken. There is a loss, and today is difficult. Praying that you know no matter why they are not with you, you are always their Mama. That someday they will not only be in your heart, but your arms.
And last but not least, to those honorary moms! Those who are like a second mom, and those who stepped in when maybe a mom couldn’t or wouldn’t. Amazing women that mother who need it most. Prayers that you know how much you are appreciated that you choose to do so!
Wow, mom’s are amazing! Thank you for your unconditional love and hard work. We literally couldn’t do it without you! You are cherished, valued and loved beyond measure. ♥️
Happy Mother’s Day!