Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Reflections...

Mother's Day is a day for children of all ages to give thanks to their Mother's.  I am taking this time as an opportunity to thank those Mother's in the workplace.  Your job is not easy.

For all of those children out there that believe their Mom's have it easy, believe me they don't.  They work their butts off to provide a good life and upbringing for their kids.  What is a Mother?

A Mother is...

A Friend
A Counselor
A Teacher
A Motivator
Your Biggest Fan
A Woman
A Provider
A Supporter
An Accountant
A Veterinarian
A Pediatrician
A Nutritionist
A Banker
A Judge, but never judgmental
Always there for you

There are so many things that a Mom is required to do outside of this list on a daily basis, that we as children forget all the little things our Mom's do.  It is not until we get older, that we truly appreciate all that our Mom's did for us, and unfortunately, for some by that time it is too late.

Never wait another day to tell your Mom you love her, trust me, they really like hearing this!

I would like to especially thank all of the Single Mom's out there who not only have to do the list above but also have to play the role of Dad in their children's life.  Single Mom's never get a break.  For the most part, they are on call 24/7 365 days a year.

I see Single Mom's struggle on a daily basis, and I wish there was more that could be done to assist them.  My hats off to you!!

Take the opportunity to thank a Mom for all they do, whether it is yours or someone else's.  It was amazing how you can turn a frown, upside down when you wish someone a Happy Mother's Day when they are working.  It is an opportunity to show a Mom, you do care about them, something a Mom rarely hears.

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!


  1. What a thoughtful post. How right you ate about appreciating what a mother is and does when you're older. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to tell my mom that when she was still alive. :)

  2. My mum has always been my best friend. She is always there to support me and really does do everything for me.
    As a mum, I don't think I give myself enough credit. I certainly see everything I do wrong. It's nice to step back & see I am doing a great job (always remembering the proof is in the pudding).
    I am in awe of single mums. I don't know what I would do without my husbands support and all that my mum does to help me.
    You are right. Mum's are the best and should be told often how much they are loved :)

  3. Good mothers, and fathers for that matter, have a really important role to play in making their children become balanced, secure, caring and loving people who contibute to society in positive ways.

  4. Good job on this post. Mothers do have the hardest job of them all. Single moms never get a break for many years. Even in adulthood the job of mother still does not end, it just takes on different duties.

  5. My mom is and was bipolar and hospitalized during much of my formative middle school years. Even then, she still managed to be a pretty good mother most days and I love her dearly.

  6. What a lovely tribute to the hard work of moms. It isn't easy work, but it's certainly worth it.

  7. Wow this is a beautiful tribute to moms every where. I know stay at home moms, working moms, work from home moms, and women who play a mothering role in our lives. These women face each new day with determination and love.