This Sunday is Mother’s Day. If you haven’t penned those love letters to the special women in your life, you need to get on that like yesterday. We’ve cultivated a couple posts about Mother’s Day in the past and thought we’d make this a sort of #WBW (Way Back Wednesday). You can check out Coralie’s Ode to all Mothers here and Leigh’s Ode to her Mommy (and all the other women in her life) here. But, today, we’re going to share our go-to plans and thoughts for this Sunday.
What would our world be without our Mamas (biological, adoptive, best friend, sister, teacher, mentor)? What would our world be without strong women? My Mama is one of my best friends- she is such a wonderful example of a strong and generous woman with a drive to succeed at life. That’s what Mother’s Day means to me- taking a minute to think about and thank all the women that have played an influential role in my life. I wouldn’t be the woman, much less the mama I am without the impact each of them has had on me.
Mother’s Day is one of those days when it is hard to live far from your family. For I would like nothing more than to attend an occasion that celebrates my favorite ladies. But, alas. I try and make sure I get a card out (though there are years when I’ve failed) and if nothing else I make sure to call/text.
It is safe to say neither of us would be the women we are today had it not been for our mamas and our grandmamas. All of these ladies in each of our lives nurtured and taught us what it means to be maternal. Granted, we are both still learning the meaning of maternal but, the generations of mamas in our lives have given us a very solid foundation upon which to stand. We are also especially grateful to our mother-in-laws for rearing such loving, thoughtful and selfless men who love us even when we are difficult to love. But, today isn’t just about the mamas. For there are many women who have made deep impacts in our lives who aren’t mothers in the traditional sense. Today is about showing those who love, care, and nurture you that you love them. Why be stingy with love? Congratulate your friends on being good moms. Reach out to your female mentor. Compliment the lady behind the counter at the grocery check-out. Use Sunday as an excuse to make your mom proud.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? What are your go-to thoughtful gestures? Are you a Mom? What do YOU want from Mother’s Day? As always, let us know what you’re thinking in the comments.