My Mother’s Day wish list is long with non tangible items! But wait, give me more time and I’ll tell you about another list of mine that requires cash, check, or credit. Yes, I love purchased indulgent moments only for me and my tired aging hair and body parts. Sign me up for a manicure, pedicure, massage, hair coloring, and toss in an oil change and tire rotation and I’ll be good to go for another month or so. This North Reading mom needs some fixing up after running around meeting the demands and joys of motherhood, work, marriage, family, aging parents and lovely friends. Juggling is not what I do. Rather, I put things down and leave them there until I can get to them. Motherhood has taught me how to be more flexible, adaptable, creative, and sneaky about capturing bugs and worms for my little guy to observe. Motherhood has turned me into a master of Lego creations and a professional toy organizer-extraordinaire.
What do I really want this Mother’s Day? I want my son to listen and hear my message. There are so many lessons and things to teach a child in life. My top three include: Be kind. Be happy. Be healthy. I want the world to be safe and gentle and patient and loving. I want to become less worried and more Zen. I want my husband to know how much I love and adore him for all the things he does to keep our family striving (and vacationing)! I want to express gratitude and say thank you to my Mom for everything. I want to leave other moms with a reminder of just how very precious they are in the delicate balance of life and love in each of your families. I want to send a special message to my wonderful father-in-law, Richard, and other dads and grandpas who step in and help with mothering and grand-mothering in places where a mom or grandma is missing or no longer with us. Thank you grandpa for all your loving mom moments
(and fresh baked brownies)! Happy Mother’s Day, moms! I hope you get exactly what you want and need on this very special day.
Hey moms! Write a reply and tell me what is on your list? What do you really want for Mother’s Day?