If any of you haven't heard, mother's day is coming up. It makes me think a lot about the challenges and blessings of being a mom. I have two wonderful children. My five-year-old daughter's urgent "I love you"'s randomly announced always warm my heart. And my one-year-old son's bouncing dance to any and all music makes me appreciate life more. I am blessed beyond compare; unfortunately, sometimes I forget this. There are so many things I want, need, and should be doing. It is easy to think that I will be able to do fun things with my children when I am not busy.
I will always be busy, but my children will not always want me for tea parties and trips to the park. I will miss the special moments of watching them discover the world for the first time. I am certain that my daughter interprets, "Not right now, let me finish this first," to mean, "No, and don't ask again."
When I think of Mother's Day, I often wish for a day off. I am not even certain what that means. I think this year instead of striving for a day to myself, I will use mother's day as a day to show both of my kids that they are the reason I am I mother, and let them know that I am lucky to have them.