How do we honor those most important to us, our mothers? We have a day that honors them. This day commonly features breakfast items and a card. We also give them gifts and found organizations focused on honoring Mothers and the work they do (like American Mothers).
I am not a huge fan of Mother’s Day. I am kinda scared of most things my children cook. I don’t like flowers or candy. That leaves me in a bad mood, stuck in a holiday rut on what is nationally recognized as “my day”. One Mother’s Day, a few years ago, I decided to write a letter to my children and my husband about why I’m grateful they made me a mom. This has changed my attitude about Mother’s Day and started a tradition for my family. I believe that honoring is best done with giving it a voice; saying thank you, giving acknowledgement to what we are experiencing and by doing that it adds value.
Yes, I still have to carry on with the strange concoction of eggs and toast and peanut butter usually mixed. But, now I have learned that I get something better by saying thank you to my little men for choosing me as their mom.
As a mom I think we all struggle a little with allowing others to say thank you. We need to get over that. It’s ok to have our moments in the sun. Our moments of people saying: “Job well done!” and “Thank you!” That happens in every career why shouldn’t it happen in the career that more people on the planet occupy than any other that of motherhood.
Thank you to Nadine Milham for sharing her thoughts on Mother’s Day. Nadine is the 2nd Vice President of Utah Mothers Association.