Saturday, May 12, 2007

Moms On My Mind

We've all had Mom on our mind lately. Between Hallmark and all the jewelry store commercials on TV, you'd have to be pretty out of it not to know today is Mother's Day.

My brain has been doing some wonky things to me the last couple of weeks, so I've been much, much more introspective than usual when it comes to today. I've been thinking of all those who are missing their moms so much today, and the moms whose arms and hearts are aching to hold their babies but who can't. I've been thinking of the moms who wonder if this will be the last Mother's Day they'll spend with their kids, if illness or accidents will take them away from each other all too soon.

Through the darkness that I've found myself in recently, some rays of light have been starting to shine in. So I've also been thinking how very, very fortunate I am to get to spend every day with my 3 healthy children. How already we have experienced so much good fortune than some families ever do. I find the joy in my baby's squeals of laughter, in our family dinners together, in our first months living in our new nest. And while I tremble at how frail and fragile and precious it all is, I also marvel at the family we've created and pray for good health and happy days ahead.

I also pause to appreciate all the moms around me. From my friends who are as frazzled every day as I am, to my own mom whose endless help allows me to better mother my own babies. It's true what they say: once you become a mother, it feels like your heart no longer beats in your own body. But I wouldn't have it any other way. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful moms.

3 comments:

skrpndiva said...

Happy Mother's Day to you T. Isn't it funny how we sometimes dig into the depths of ourselves?

OneScrappyChick said...

very deep T.... Happy Mother's Day to you too!!!

Nik Just Nik said...

From a Mum that today is very frazzled. I say thank you T...

I felt the pain on Sunday of knowing that my little girl maybe my only one... I felt the joy of being given a gift as precious as her...

I felt the ache I have to see my mum too...

So thank you for thinking of someone like me...