I’m so thankful for everyone who is supporting mom to this day. I know I am, and I thank everyone here for being a part of that. Not only does it bring joy to my life, but it brings joy to theirs as well. Thank you for being a part of this day.
Today we celebrate the life of our mother, and I want everyone to have as much joy in their mother’s life. So to you mom-to-be: We want you to be healthy and happy, in every way possible. We want you to have strong friendships, and we want you to have a healthy body.
I’m really not sure how much of a factor it is in the overall happiness of our mother’s day (or any day for that matter). I think most mothers are happy just because they are alive right now, and if they weren’t, well… they would all be dead. I mean, is that really such a bad thing? The point is that they are still here, they are still living, and they still love us. They still need us.
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the life of our mothers and to say thank you for all that they have done for us. However, there are times when we can feel like our mothers need to be thanked. Like today, when we have been to the beach and spent too much time with our kids and our friends. We can feel like we are not enough for them.
It’s not that we are not enough, it’s that we are not enough right now. We only have so much they can take from us. We have so much they will use to take from us in the future. We are so much they could do to us that we can’t even begin to imagine.
I know that sounds pretty dark, but I think it’s a good way to put it. There is a lot of guilt and sadness in the day to day lives of our mothers. That feeling of not being enough for them is not necessarily because they are not able to do enough for us or because they are trying to take too much. It’s just that we will not have as much to give them as they need (or deserve).
The feeling of not being enough for our mom is common. It’s one of the feelings that many of us struggle through the day. It’s a feeling so strong we can’t even remember why we feel it. It’s something that is difficult to admit to ourselves and others.
I think our mom’s lives are so much more complex than most of us may be willing to accept. We don’t really understand the extent of their suffering or how hard it can be. Its not always pretty or easy to see, but we do know they have done good for us in so many ways. We know we are loved by them, we see them smiling and hugging us, and we see them laughing together when we are asleep.
Mother’s Day is every mother’s day, and I have to admit that I am one of those moms. Mother’s Day is just a day to say thank you, hug your kids, and enjoy the day. But I think we all have a bit of a mother’s day in heaven, because I know I am not alone in feeling it. I know my mom and dad are there, and I know that I can count on each of them to be there for me every single day.
That’s not to say that all mothers are there for you all the time, or that each of them is going to be there for you right away. Many will be in a bit of a fog for quite a while before they can connect with you. Others will be there for you, but not in the way you expect or need them to be. A few may arrive, but it will take you a while to realize they are your friends.