Mothers Day 2010

My mother and I, just a short time after baby Alec was born last Sat. She took such good care of my family this week! It was hard to let her go home. Thanks, Mom!

I can’t think of another Mother’s Day where I have felt more like a mother, than I do today. The memories of a beautiful delivery where the divinity of the role of motherhood was impressed upon me, are replaying in my mind. The fresh pain lingers as my body tries to adjust to having the baby outside of me, meeting his needs for nourishment and love, while trying to put itself back together. It reminds me of the awesome sacrifices mothers willingly perform for their children–not just in childbirth, but every day in caring for them. In the more painful moments, I wonder why I and so many millions of women are willing to go through some of these things. But then, I remember that we love best those whom we serve, and these sacrifices bind us to our children.

I hope you will forgive a more serious post today. I don’t have great Mother’s Day brunch ideas or last minute gift ideas to share with you today, but I do hope to share with you my firm belief that all of us who have accepted this call as mothers are doing a marvelous, divine, and difficult work. I hope whatever your circumstance, you feel that today and can celebrate the precious and sometimes painful privilege it is to be a mother.
Thank you to my own mother and mother-in-law for all they have sacrificed for us! And Happy Mother’s Day to all wonderful women, everywhere!

Comments

  1. Mama's Boys says:

    Well said. Happy Mothers Day to you!

  2. Mama's Boys says:

    (I may have even gotten a little teary :-)

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