This post was to be up on Sunday evening but hiccups kept happening. It almost didn’t make it today but here we are. A little late but well……
I love that a day was set aside to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. Mother’s day couldn’t have fallen on a better day, Sunday! Perfect day for brunch and chitchat with my fellow mothers, plus a long call with my mother though we talk almost every day but usually, we have this long phone conversation on Sunday evening because not much is going on from both our sides therefore it’s perfect for gossip, lol! I mean, who doesn’t gossip with their mother!! Living far away from home, I couldn’t treat her on this day but I always treat her when I go home. I celebrate my mother every day because I am the woman I am because of her. She raised us with discipline, respect amongst other trait that I exhibit as an adult, and for that I’m grateful. I hope I’m able to pass that unto my daughter and unborn children (God willing). She’s already doing a good job with my daughter which I’m grateful for, every day.
Yesterday my girls and I went out for brunch to celebrate this day because as much as we are celebrating our mothers, we celebrate ourselves as mothers too. We all know motherhood isn’t an easy job and it doesn’t come with a manual. Every day is a lesson especially for first time moms, so we have to celebrate the little milestones we make in this journey. Most mothers know how amazing the journey is while the rest know how amazing their moms are, so I won’t get into that.
This day went down fine. We talked about different things as mothers, challenges of being a single mother because most of my friends are, including me, the joy and satisfaction it brings and all things motherhood. It was nice to hear how my fellow mothers are raising their kids single-handedly and ensuring that they have discipline, respect, good morals and other vital traits that a child needs to have growing up. Motherhood can be difficult though. It’s not an instant gratification thing all the time. When your kiddos are just babies and you’re changing diapers or listening to whining constantly, it can feel overwhelming. But I want to encourage you, because one day you’ll be sitting around a table for your family gathering and you’ll realize that their little hearts are thankful for you. And that they do notice how you sacrifice so much for them!
As a quick side note, when I started writing this post it was all about the joy of motherhood—but when I thought about all the strong moms around me, it didn’t take me long to realize the name “mom” isn’t easy to come by. There are mothers who have fought infertility, miscarriage or even the loss of a child. So whether you’re a mom right in the middle of raising your babies, or you find yourself in the throes of immense pain—this day is for all of US.
I hope you feel so loved and celebrated on Mother’s Day. And no matter what season you find yourself in, just know that you are doing enough, and you are loved and appreciated. Take a few moments to look around and appreciate your children and the stage they’re in. Soon, they’ll move to their own home and you will be left alone, wishing they stayed more!
Happy mother’s Day! ♥
Lol which pose is this now abeg ….😂😂