I can’t believe it will be 10 years since I got to spoil my mom for Mother’s Day! In 2006, I lost my mother to lung cancer (she never smoked, by the way). For a few years after, I chose to not particularly like Mother’s Day (even though I have 3 daughters). I was envious of my friends that still had their mother’s. I was jealous seeing women my age going to lunch, shopping and hanging out with their moms. But, then I realized…this is a day I must celebrate!! So, for the past 7-8 years, I now look forward to the day with MY girls!! I want to make Mother’s Day memories with them. I am their mommy. I am their hero. They look up to me, (and I to them!). We usually spend the day eating a delicious breakfast, followed by a trip to a nursery to get my yearly plants and flowers to “prettify” the house. I usually take out the hammock and chill all day with them! I am who I am today because of my mom, and I want my girls to have that same experience with me, and that is valuable TIME.
My mom taught me everything I know. And now it’s my turn to teach my girls. I teach them about love, how to get over a boy, how to cook, how to clean, how to be powerful, how to run a house, how to run a business, how to balance a checkbook, how to change a tire, how to make meatballs, how to stand up for themselves, and how to get through loss…
I usually wake up like a kid at Christmas on Mother’s Day ready to begin the celebrations! Yes, it’s “my” day, but I don’t look to be served breakfast in bed, gifts galore, or pampering…I look at it as a day to grab my girls, hug and love them, and make beautiful memories with them while celebrating being their mom. The greatest gift of all.
Here are some printables I made that you can download and print for free.
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My mom is, was, and will always be my biggest supporter, cheerleader and best friend. I am blessed to have had such a wonderful woman in my life. She inspired me to be the best mom I could be for my girls and I miss her everyday.
Make Mother’s Day a day to remember.
Celebrate your mom, today and everyday.
Happy Mother’s Day.