What Makes Mothers Special?
There are many reason mothers are so special. I will include some based on my personal experience and then just let you reminisce as a reader on your own. Also, in the end, I will leave some helpful tips for young mothers to keep them encouraged as their children grow.
Superheroes can fly, but a mother gives wings. -Heather Earles
In my heart are many memories
Of the loving things you’ve done
And today I want to tell you
that I’m thankful for each one
There is a special memory
I’d like to mention too.
Ever since I can remember
I remember loving you.
– Author unknown
I put this poem first because it’s a good reminder of why we celebrate Mother’s Day.
Each year this holiday comes around I appreciate my mother more and more. It could be my age and level of maturity :). Or it could be that I’ve survived one more year of being a mother myself and know how much she went through. There are six of us siblings and for the life of me, I don’t know why or how mom can still smile, ha ha ha.
My mom like others has special skills, one of which is patience. Another is the ability to listen. As us siblings shared all of our crazy ideas as kids like plans we had for our future or just insecurities our mom listened. Even now after we’re grown, left the house, and have families of our own she still takes time to listen.
We learned so much from our mom. Things such as school, how to cook, clean, balance a checkbook, but most importantly, she taught us how to be our own person. To this day mom sends me and my sibling books on great leaders and inspirational people to encourage our own leadership and development skills.
She never stops caring and goes beyond herself to help in any situation or way she can. She is unselfish, loving and a truly remarkable mother.
Everyone has something unique to say about their own mom. That’s why this Mother’s Day we can celebrate all mother’s and take time out of our day to relay that message.
Mother’s Day is a chance to let moms know how special they are to you. It could be an outing, a phone call, gift or surprise visit. The point is whatever you choose, let it come from the heart. They’ve more than likely earned it over the years and deserve a little recognition along with some tender loving care.
Time doesn’t take money, it just takes effort. Whether it was your mother, grandmother or another special mom figure, you should acknowledge them.
My mom loves picking out flowers to plant in her pots each Spring. Since I know this I send her flower money at least every other year. She’s happy and has a loving reminder each day when she looks at her flowers. A simple idea, but one that holds meaning for her.
You can come up with your own special way to show your mom you care or use an idea from someone else. All that matters is you know it’s something she will appreciate and enjoy. As I’ve stated above, it could just be a phone call or visit.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO YOUNG MOTHERS
“If Mama isn’t happy, nobody is happy.” I think about this saying when I’m upset about something. It could be the kids have made a mess or they didn’t listen. Sometimes it’s just because I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Whatever the reasoning, I can see how my attitude and actions bring the entire house down.
As I see the effects on my family, I start looking at why my attitude is crap. Most of the time I know already but sometimes a person doesn’t. In these moments, whatever the reasoning, I take a deep breath, think of all the wonderful things my kids have done and take a chill pill and reset my attitude.
We all have bad days, but you can turn those around by being thankful and grateful for all of the blessings in your life. A family is so affected by a mother and her attitude and because of this, we have a great responsibility to keep it together and not overreact.
Yes, there will be times when you want to pull your hair out, but even in those times, step out of it and look at the big picture. Have any major injuries occurred? Is someone dying? Can the vase the kids just shattered be replaced? These are the types of questions I ask myself when I feel like overreacting.
We as Mothers aren’t perfect. However, who and what we are has a great impact on how our kids will grow and who they’ll become. So, relax and enjoy the unique kids you’ve been given :).
With that said, I want to wish all Mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! I also want to say thank you to my mom for giving me a firm foundation and showering love on our family.
Enjoy Your Day- Heather Earles
Do you have a tradition or gift that means something to your mom? If so, I would love to hear what it is. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.