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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mothers... Day!

My kids...a long, long time ago.  I love being a Mom!
I don't know about you but I'm not a big fan of Mother's Day.  There is usually a nice program at church devoted to mothers but those talks, instead of inspiring me, tend to remind me of my inadequacies and failings.  So, even though my children are super sweet and help make the day special, I know I could be and should be better.

Today was different.  Instead of going to our local church, my husband and I drove down to Portland (Oregon) to spend the day with a daughter and her husband.  We got to hear the traditional Mother's Day talks at THEIR church  :)  But, that's not what I'm going to talk about.

As I was driving down (it's a two hour drive), I was thinking of Mother's Day...particularly what everyone says... Happy Mother's Day.  Three words.  Happy. Mothers. Day.  Let's dissect those words...

Happy - A feeling of joy and happiness ( I know I'm not supposed to use a word in its definition but this is my blog post so I can do it anyway!).  Sometimes elusive.

Mothers - A role we fulfill either until we die, or forever (whichever you believe).  Sounds like a blessing or a curse  :)

Day - A day is just one of 365 in a year.  24 hours.  Quite a small period of time in the great scheme of things.

So, what I got out of this rambling train of thought is I think we should focus on the first two words...happy mothers...rather than the day.   A day is fleeting, but being happy mothers will affect our children forever.  Not only that but wouldn't you rather be happy?  It's totally within our control, whether we choose to be happy or let circumstances bring us down.  Why would anyone choose to be crabby or morose.

Yes, we can all be better mothers but that shouldn't stop us from being happy even in our imperfect state.



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