Let's start here: In my reality, every day should be Mother’s Day. As a mom or mom-to-be can tell you, every day really is Mother’s Day because you would not exist without her. Our Mothers are our life-givers who took months and years. They say we choose our Mothers and we are their gift from the Creator.
Gifts such as cards, flowers, baking, chocolates, or breakfast in bed will never replace what a mother does for their child. On a year-to-year basis, I have estimated that a mom's value on her family is limitless.
No, every day as a mom is a day spent being a mom. It doesn’t matter what other jobs you fill or what other kinds of work you do. Doesn’t matter what challenges you face, or what struggles life throws your way. Doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time mom or a seventh-time mom, whether you’re newly pregnant, already delivered, you’re an adoptive mom, or you’re a mom, being a mom is something you are, not something you do. It isn’t the only thing that defines and shapes you over time, the way you think, live, love, what you believe in, wish for, and care about.
My mom left this physical world in 2020 and left effects on my life that will forever be lessons I pass on to the next generation.
Despite being seventeen when she was pregnant with her first child, she was an outstanding mother. She had nine of us children and managed her life very well. These are some the insights I gained from my beautiful mom.
Be present for yourself and for your children daily.
Have faith. The Creator is in charge of our lives. Give thanks each day for life and what you have. It grows and multiplies to have a grateful life.
Put your best efforts forward each day. Do the best you can and keep trying until you become the master.
Do the hard tasks first so the easier ones will seem like a breeze.
Nourish relationships with your children by communicating with them through play, work, and being involved with their schools and extracurricular activities.
It's ok not to know the answer. As parents, sometimes we get overwhelmed when we do not know the answers to questions. We have Elders and professionals to consult with so we can make the best decisions regarding our lives.
Take the time to relax and enjoy life.
Share your kindness and love to the world, as your world will be so much stronger.
Be an impact in the world and always be your best.
In closing, I thank my mom every day for my life and live it with gratitude for all the lessons of my life.