I am blessed to be a mother.
While I’m not a huge Mother’s Day celebrator — brunch is just too exhausting — I do appreciate sitting back and pondering motherhood. The joys, the smiles, the laughter, the tears, the struggles, and the everyday.
It’s easy to miss the blessings that being a mother brings when we’re racing through the day.
So, tomorrow, for Friday Favorites, I am writing about some of my favorite motherhood moments including lessons that I’ve learned as a mother. Like:
Being okay if a little one picks your only flower from your flower bed and gives it to you. As a mother — you accept it with a gracious and loving heart. The lone stem in the front yard will become even more precious and beautiful without the flower that is now sitting above your kitchen sink.
Always pick out church clothes on Saturday night. Include finding shoes. Because if shoes are not found they will disappear come Sunday morning in the five minutes after you should have left for church.
For those of you who are linking — consider adding some of your mom type favorite moments — could be funny, or sweet, or bring nostalgia, or be some lessons, or even a tribute to your own mom. No limits. Just gratitude for this blessing.
Motherhood is a gift.
Every single day.
How about you? Do you celebrate Mother’s Day? And if you do, what are your traditions?
And yes, they can be like my favorite, which is going to the garden store, picking out beautiful spring plants, and spending the afternoon planting my garden with my kiddos.
That, my friends, brings me joy.
I am not a big celebrator myself. Mother’s day is everyday, but because we have a special day, I take it just to be thankful.
I was just telling Jamison yesterday that she didn’t need to feel like she had to buy me something. She was down because she wanted to buy me something special. I told her that she always treats me special but maybe on Sunday to add some extra special and I’ll be just happy. I can’t wait to read your list.
Beautiful post Rachel and just had to smile at the lone flower stem 🙂
I love your flower moment and lesson learned. Very wise momma! I have only had one mother’s day that really counts now and I don’t expect much. I will look forward to the sweet little things my kids will bring home from school someday;0. Growing up my Grandma took mine and my cousins families out for a Mexican food brunch every year so that was our tradition. Maybe my hubby and I will continue it;0.
Love the picked flower story… How true!!! Motherhood is truly a gift and such a high calling. -what a blessing it is.
I would have to say that you are the “Mother of all Mothers” for sure. You probably have stories that would bring laughter, tears and everything inbetween. I cannot even imagine a hour in your shoes, much less an lifetime. You are to be praised! Sweet blessings to you this Mother’s Day.
Am sitting here smiling thinking of the tremendous joys that await you when you become a grams…there just aren’t words!
Here praying as always!
Psalms 18:28-30 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
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I just wrote my friday favorites post for tomorrow morning and hadnt seen this until after it was done…so mine has nothing to do with mother’s day per-se–just so you know!
Have a wonderful mother’s day in your garden!
Beautiful post. We don’t put a huge emphasis on Mother’s Day, either. But, I sure am thankful to be a mother. 🙂