So I’m a little late… But I mean it just the same. My mom didn’t seem to mind that I called her 3 days late, so I figured my mom blog friends would be okay with it too. I blame it on my life as a hotel manager.
So yeah, I worked Mother’s Day, but it was still my favorite Mother’s Day to date.
I told my kids all I wanted was to go out to breakfast with everyone before I went to work. Their present to me was to wake up early that morning and be dressed and ready to go by 8 AM.
After we ordered our meal, my daughter insisted I open my card. The boys continued their conversations as I began reading and tears began rolling down my cheeks. Mario’s “Aww, Mom…” made them turn my way.
Chip, Amp, Mario and my hubby had all written little blurbs of how much I mean to them, and I was touched beyond belief. As I wiped my tears, Chip and Amp embellished on what they had written, saying they feel so lucky to have us as parents.
I could barely speak. I think I told them how proud I was of them, and how grateful I was that even though I work ALL THE TIME, they still feel like they can come to me for help or advice. I always worry that I’m not giving them enough, but that day I found out that they think I am, and they seemed genuinely appreciative.
I brought the card with me to work that afternoon, and read through it multiple times. My heart swelling more and more each time. In fact, I’m still carrying the card around and sneak a peak whenever I need an uplifting moment.
The only thing that would have made that day better is if Link had been here too. But he called on my way in to work, and he, too, told me how much I mean to him. I didn’t think my heart could take much more.
I’ve got great kids. I don’t know how I did it, but I’ve got great kids. And I couldn’t be happier or more relieved that they think I’m a great mom. Not sure how or what, but I must be doing something right. So I’ll just keep on keeping on – loving them, accepting them, and making time whenever I can.