Mother’s Day has come and gone, but in my opinion we should celebrate our mothers more than one day a year. Yes, it’s the most rewarding job at times, but it’s also the most thankless job and by far the hardest. The days are long and difficult. It’s not just physically taxing, but it’s also emotionally taxing. There aren’t “days off,” and vacations aren’t really vacations. As my sister-in-law says, “Vacations aren’t vacations after children. They’re just family trips.”
Although the days are long, the years are short. Seeing your child grow and develop is by far one of the most precious things in life. The moment they utter your name, the first time they wrap their little arms around your neck, or when they come running after not seeing you for a while makes it all worth it. There’s just something about the love of your little one that’s unlike anything else.
But how do we love our mothers well? I’ve seen and heard multiple times that most women just want to sleep in and wake up to a clean house (haha!). While this is probably a great plan, you know your mother best. Celebrate them more than just one day a year. And smile. Your mom chose LIFE!