I’ve missed a few weeks of blogging and I’ve really missed writing, but you’ll see why I haven’t been around. In the next few weeks, I’ll be presenting a new weekly series which I’ll talk more about later, and I have some beautiful pictures to go along with this series.
Today, I wanted to reflect a little on Mother’s Day. Soon, at least in my part of the world, on May 13, it will be Mother’s Day. I’ll be away from my kids this Mother’s Day, the first time in 26 years, and my second-born son’s birthday is on May 14 which I’ll miss too. I think most moms would feel sad over this, but I don’t. It’s a time for me and my husband to get reacquainted. A time for us to be alone together for the first time in a long time. Again, I’ll be explaining this in the series I’ll be bringing to you.
Things are changing for me. The kids need their space and so do my husband and I. This time away from them will be good. It will show them that the household doesn’t run itself. That the groceries just don’t walk in the door by themselves. That the dog hair doesn’t end up in the vacuum on its own. That the clean clothes didn’t walk up the stairs and jump into their closets because the clothes felt like it.
Having children in their twenties at home can be difficult at times. They have their own opinions, sometimes voiced very loudly and very strongly, and sometimes, their opinions differ greatly than my own. I know they need to be their own person but it can be ardous at times to deal with four different personalities.
Mother’s Day makes me reflect that I am so grateful to have these four beings in my life. They can be so different than my husband and myself but they are a part of us. A part that I would never want to give up and because all four of their personalities are different and different than my own, I think I appreciate my kids even more. We may need time apart, but we sure have fantastic conversations sometimes. That’s the best part of having adult children. All the subjects you can tackle under the sun. All the political, social and religious disagreements you can have while we eat dinner. All the things I have learned from them, and believe me, sometimes they can teach me quite a lot.
This Mother’s Day is going to feel different because I am not with my kids, but it gives me the space to really appreciate them and what they have to say. I thank God everyday for those four beings and I consider myself one lucky lady.
So, to all mothers, whether their children are still living with them or have moved away, and to those mothers who have lost their children, I hope Mother’s Day is a time for you to reflect how much those beings that you created can mean to you, how important they are and what life would be like without them. Enjoy your day and appreciate being a mother.