As we are wrapping up with celebrating this Mother’s Day, I can say that I have felt blessed with all love and happiness my family showered me during this weekend. I made sure that my kids know that without them I would never be a mom and that to be the one is the best accomplishment I could ever have. I consider myself very accomplished career wise and in terms of education, but I still think the gift of being able to have children of my own is what makes me whole. I cannot even imagine the pain families go through when trying to conceive and I always pray for each one of them to have smooth path if parenthood is what they choose to have. I really never imagined that motherhood would bring me so much joy.
As my kids are growing older I already start missing their snuggles …. they are still there but I can see them slowly moving into their own independent worlds. And I always evaluate what I could do better. What is there I am not doing right and could do better? One of the things is to have more time with them. More patience …. to tune into their world all the times even when I am super busy. Because our kids are growing so quickly. To listen them, play games, run (trust me I play soccer with them in my 40s) and to just enjoy these moments while they last.
I also remembered my own mother today and how much she was trying for me and my brother as we were growing up. We spent our teenagers years in brutal war and she always managed somehow to make things possible for us. To put food on the table, to make us clothing, to make us feel safe, to entertain us and encourage us.
I want to finish this day with this amazing and emotional song by Dolly Parton that many can relate with. It demonstrates the strength and creativity of mothers …. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!