It's Mother's Day y'all! This will be my second Mother's Day where the tables have turned and now I am the mother - how weird! While everyday should be a celebration of the women who gave us life, today is the day we can make them feel extra special. Being a mother, whether stay at home or working, single or married, is a challenge! A blessing no doubt but also a mighty challenge. So, today take some time to appreciate where you're at on your journey and to give thanks to the other moms out there! If you can't figure out what to do, here are a few ideas to get you started:
TIME. One of the most valuable gifts you can give a mom is some time back in her day. Honestly, most of us would kill for a little alone time to watch a show, take a bath or read a book. If you are looking for a way to thank a mom in your life, treat her to a few hours of silence!
SELF-CARE. Most of us simply do not have the time to keep up with an adequate amount of self care to stay sane. This can be getting our hair or nails done, taking a yoga class or even just a relaxing day - giving the gift of self- care will do wonders!
APPRECIATION. Really all anyone wants is to feel like all of their hard work and time is appreciated. Think of the mom in your life and what would make her feel appreciated - whether that's a hand written letter, framing your favorite picture together or giving her a special gift. They say it's the thought that counts and it really is!
LOVE. Some times in the midst of our crazy day to day lives, we can forget to outwardly show our love to the people closest to us. Take today to show the moms in your life how much you love them and think about how you can incorporate those actions into your daily life.
Motherhood can take so many different shapes - biological, adopted, step, grand, foster, or soon to be. Wherever you find yourself on your journey, take today to give yourself some grace. If you're not a mother - give a little grace to the ones in your life!