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Grateful for Mother’s this Mother’s Day
While there is one day a year that is designated to celebrating our mother’s, we should be grateful for them every day.
The way you got here is not as important as the fact that you are here because someone chose to have you. You are a true miracle in the process we call life.
How special is it that a woman either had you or loved you enough to adopt you and call you her own? Or a single Dad who plays both roles. What about a grandmother who raised you after she thought her child rearing days were over? Maybe you have lost your mother along your way in life?
Our mom is the first person that we connect with. She is the one who spends her life doing her best to make your life as wonderful as possible. While it may not go the way you wanted it to go – she did what she could for you. There is no manual when you were born that explained how to raise you with all your wonderful differences. Mom’s aren’t mind readers but are pretty good at reading your body language. She wants what is best for you even if you don’t agree.
Take a moment a reflect on all the things your mom has done for you – make a list of the things you felt were good and the things you felt were not so good. When you look at that list, let’s review the things you felt were not so good; was it because she did or didn’t’ do something you wanted? Was she looking out for your best interest and you didn’t see it? Have you talked to her about it and asked why she did or didn’t do something?
In most cases she was doing what she knew or could do for you in your best interest. That’s what moms do. They sacrifice themselves for you. You may not see it our understand it but they did right from the moment they conceived you. They shared their body with you and allowed you to beat up their internal organs. They gave us sleep to feed and change you until you were able to do it on your own. They taught you how to walk and talk and even how to play. Every mom does something different which is why we have different people with different thoughts! When we get older we get to choose for ourselves what we keep and what we don’t. We decide what we learned and how it is passed on to our children based on our moms.
Spend some extra time telling your Mom how grateful you are for her and all she has done for you.
Make it a grateful Mother’s day.
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”
Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Grateful Box
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