Mother's Day; now & then
Updated: Jun 27, 2019
I think back fondly to when I was a child, making my Mom cards and picking flowers for her. My Mom passed away just over 2 years ago, so although Mother's Day is different now, and last year was really hard for me, I feel much better now. I still miss her so much but like so many people told me, that first year is really hard, but it gets better with time.
And I do love it because it is a special day for me! What I enjoy is going to church, then a nice brunch, with a glass of champagne or a great cocktail. Then I just get the day off; no laundry, my husband makes dinner, it's just nice to feel special & appreciated.
I am fortunate because my husband spoils me pretty badly. I am a lucky girl. But every year I think one of my most favorite things is getting cards. On birthdays & Father's Day/Mother's Day, we are in the card section for a LONG time. My kids like to find the best card, thus they read every card. Kind of annoying but so sweet. My daughter switched gears a few years ago from kind of silly cards to full tear jerkers. I cry a LOT. She is so sweet and not only the card she picks out gets me, but what she writes in the card- lots of crying.
When I got pregnant with her, I had a great job that I loved as an Event Planner for a catering company in Dallas. But my husband & I decided early on that having kids is so important & we were willing to make the financial sacrifice for our family that I be a stay at home Mom. It was a great decision and I am so thankful this was possible for us. I have so much respect for women who work and have a family. I feel overwhelmed some days with finding the time to work on my blog and do art, along with grocery shopping, laundry etc. But who doesn't like to feel really appreciated, loved & special on Mother's Day.
So Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. It's a tough job, but I wouldn't change a thing in my life.