Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms, Step-Moms, Grandmothers, Godmothers, Foster-Moms, Aunts and every woman who has “mothered” a child.
Today is a day where you should be recognized for all that you do, although none of us ever really ask for recognition.
Here are some quotes about Mother’s that I enjoyed to read and I hope you will like them too!
“The phrase “working mother” is redundant.” ~Jane Sellman
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh
“No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.” ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~Tenneva Jordan
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” ~Honoré de Balzac
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
Mother’s Day has always been very special to me since I had my first child, and not just because I became a mom.
My oldest son was due around Mother’s day and arrived a few days after, but during dinner at a restaurant on Mother’s Day (with a very large pregnant belly), our waiter wished me a Happy Mother’s Day and gave me a flower while he gave one to my mother, and at that moment I first felt like a MOTHER. I had not felt like a mother yet and thought that I shouldn’t celebrate until I actually had by baby, and this waiter gave me the gift of feeling like a mother- for the first time. Sean was born 5 days later.
Sean’s first birthday was on Mother’s Day! My first Mother’s Day celebration with a baby to celebrate with- happened to be my first son’s first birthday, too. That was a special Mother’s Day.
Fast forward to May 2012.
Joy was born extremely premature at 23 weeks gestation and due to my own surgical complications I was unable to meet her for a few days.
After begging and pleating with the SICU (Surgical ICU) nurse in charge of my over- night care, I convinced her to help me into a wheelchair (IV and transfusion bags attached) and she pushed me into the NICU (Neonatal ICU) so that I could see my daughter for the first time since her birth.
She was not expected to live.
I had to meet her but was not stable enough to leave the SICU yet.
This wonderful nurse snuck me past the over-night staff at what was very close to midnight- on Mother’s Day- and I got to see my daughter for the first time.
It was only for two minutes, but I got to finally meet my daughter and see that she was alive, and that was the best Mother’s Day gift I have ever gotten.
Oh… ironically, Joy’s First Birthday was also on Mother’s Day the following year.
So, my first child’s first birthday was on Mother’s Day and my last child’s first birthday was on Mother’s Day, too. Weird, right?
As you can see, Mother’s Day has so many special reasons for me to celebrate and that is what I plan to do- with my children, mother-in-law and my mother, too.
Happy Mother’s Day to you all!