Monday, May 15, 2017
One of the fiercest women I know put this on Facebook the other day. She is kind and faithful and strong and a fierce mother. She spoke at Women's Conference and I felt inspired.
Motherhood is a journey that requires fierceness. Sometimes it requires sitting patiently and waiting. Sometimes it requires putting on your armor and doing battle. It requires bravery. It requires sacrifice and energy and diligence and then the hardest part--they grow up and leave.
I love Mother's Day. I love celebrating the women in my life that have mothered me or inspired me or loved me. I love feeling love from my children. I love being able to talk to my missionary. I love exploiting Mother's Day for all it's worth.
On Saturday I kept telling our kids that they had to do this or that because it was the day before Mother's Day. Emma said, "You can't keep milking that."
I said, "Seriously? You're going to say that to me the day before Mother's Day?"
I made our children pose for a picture. "It is Mother's Day...."
"Now I want you to smile. It IS Mother's Day."
I'm grateful to be a mother. Motherhood has been a classroom for me. I don't always get it right but I appreciate the chance to keep trying.