This weekend is Mother's Day. It is a day to honor, celebrate and spoil the mothers in our lives. Those mothers may be birth, adoptive, heart, or ourselves. Whatever the source, I say CELEBRATE the mothers in your life.
For me, 364 days a year are about my family, my home, my community. You might find me covered in garden dirt, glue and glitter, tie dye, flour, or cooking grease on any given day of the year. My hands are strong, my heart is true, my spirit is given in service to others. Truly, it is difficult for me to think about myself before those I love, the causes I find worthy, or the help I can give to those with needs greater than my own.
Mother's day is one day every year when I can "force" myself to allow myself to be spoiled and cared for. Instead of spending my day in the service of others, I can relax and allow myself to be served. This year, I remind myself, and all mothers, that there is no selfishness in allowing yourself to be cared for, spoiled, gifted and loved.
Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous and giving mothers I have had the pleasure of knowing. Whether you came into my life as a mother figure, or an inspiration, thank you. Moms of the world, let the world love you with all the love you show it on a daily basis.