Happy Mother’s Day once again to every mom out there. Single or married, I congratulate each and everyone of you who have gained the weight, pushed for hours or minutes, earned every stretch mark and has sacrificed, influenced, inspired the well being of children and continue to the best you can every stage of their lives.
Prince Harry recently said as he announced his first born “How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension”. Well put Prince, and thank you!!
Sometimes I have no idea how we do it but we do. Maybe it’s survival mode, or maybe we are just on auto pilot. Whatever it is we get shit done and we get it done right even though there are days when we feel like we are doing this motherhood thing all wrong and we just can’t seem to get it together. But guess what? There is not one that can do it all like a mom. I will bet money that all moms have one or more people in their lives that tell you differently. NEVER let anyone tell you that you are doing a bad job. EVER. They are saying things for a few reasons. Bottom line……they wish they could do it all just like you.
Maria Shriver said it best yesterday on Instagram: “Never ever doubt the importance of what you are doing. Your mothering is life-changing, life-altering, life-affirming.
Mother’s are nuturing machines. We are strong. We are present, loving, and kind. Mother’s are the backbone to every family. Money or no money. I don’t care who brings home the bacon. Remove finances out of the equation. You can’t put a price tag on strength, compassion, bravery, selflessness , perseverance, balanced, grounded, practical, powerful, feminine, masculine, supportive, and giving. Giving unconditional love 24/7 on good days and bad.
Mother’s Day, in my opinion should be celebrated every damn day. Even at 47 years old I still cannot believe I delivered two children and do what I do every fucking day. It is mind blowing. I am more baffled as I am writing this.
Today is Mother’s Day and it is also the day I become a mother for the last time 15 years ago. Wanna discuss being baffled?
I believe I was 6 months pregnant and a few tests had come back abnormal. Next thing I know I am being told by a specialist that I need to “make a decision” and that my son would have a 65% chance of having Downs. I am not going to go any further. Downs?
15 years later this miracle can play any sport and snowboard almost every mountain if he wanted to. He is a gift. He is my Mother’s Day gift every day.
Patrick James Woodford was born May 12, 2004 8lbs 3 oz with scratches on his face from trying to find his thumb. This mama was in a cast during his birth from cutting off her thumb from trying separating frozen pork chops. (had to throw that in there) I will save that for another blog.
He was fast by 10 months old. He hardly ate, now he eats $300 worth of groceries in three days. Patrick picked up a baseball bat too early for me to remember. He admired his older sister and always wanted his mom. He was rocked to sleep every night and crawled into bed with me to watch tv and fall asleep. He called my name in the middle of the night. I remember being so annoyed and upset at times that he wouldn't sleep. Now; I would do anything for that call. Just to be hugged.
The years are flying by. Every morning I feel like he’s grown taller, wiser and unfortunately a bit more quiet. But that’s okay. When he wants to chat, I am here 24/7.
Happy Birthday Patrick. I want you to know that you are my light and my armor. You keep me on my toes, yet grounded. Your smile is contagious. Do it more. Keep listening and absorbing it all. Continue to show your passion YOUR way. Continue to think before you speak and always remember a close mouth says nothing wrong. Lead and don’t follow. Make the right choices in friends and girlfriends and keep in mind they will not be around forever. I will always be your best friend, shoulder and greatest fan of your entire life.
Choose wisely and venture outside the bubble. There is so much to see and more people to meet. Remember……
“To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. but to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world all around, an endless invitation”-Unknown
Happy Mother’s Day to every mom out there who is always working, thriving and surviving every day as you continue to be the rock, the foundation, the light and love.
You are all incredible, strong, indescribable women. Everything you do, day in and day out is truly “Beyond Comprehension”