16 May 2017
MOTHERS DAY 2017
That's now twenty three Mother's Day celebrations under my belt.
Twenty three years of snuggles and sloppy kisses.
Twenty three years of my heart bursting with a love that I never really understood before I held my first babe in my arms.
Twenty three years of putting four little boys first and hoping that I have given them their every need.
From that first skin to skin contact my boys stole my heart. They wasted no time in wrapping me around their little fingers, looking at me with eyes so trusting and full of love. My heart was theirs, and it always will be.
I sensed a slight shift this Mothers Day, things are slowly beginning to change. I always knew there would come a time when the dynamics of family life would change, when the boys would be wrapped up in their own lives, not wanting to be constantly tied to family obligations. They are after all grown up now and lead very busy lives.
I was still showered with love, given many hugs and was lucky enough to be given some beautiful gifts. My morning was perfect, but once all the Mothers Day motions were over, we all went our own separate ways.
And you know what, I was just fine with it.
I have reached the point in mother hood when my kids are no longer at the age when the bribe of ice cream is good enough to keep them happy and willing to spend an entire day with me.
I remember my teenage and young adult years when it was a "big deal" to be forced into anything that I didn't want to do. When it was boring to visit the grandparents, or be dragged to the nursery so that mum could buy more plants and bags of potting mix.
Those days, well they have arrived, and I am willing to let it go. To allow my boys to make their own decisions. I know that they love me, I know that they care. Besides, I knew that my Mothers Day was not over as with the promise of pizza I knew that we would be back together in no time and would continue to celebrate over dinner.
And that is exactly what happened.
So as the years continue to fly by, and times continue to change. I am happy to take this ride that is mine at the moment, for I know that as more time goes by things will continue to evolve and come full circle and it will be my boys that will be in my shoes in the future.
I hope that all you beautiful mamma's out there had a fabulous day with your loved ones. I know that I did, and I hope that your every need was fulfilled. That your coffee was so strong the spoon stood up by itself and your toast was so burnt it resembled charcoal, but the love that you received was worth every slurp and bite and that you were game enough to take.
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