Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! Did I mention at all this week that I particularly don’t like this day very much?? This day is way too stressful. Not because I have to be at too many places to be– I don’t (only one), not because I have to buy too many gifts-I don’t (just a few), not because I don’t like my mom– I love her (A LOT), not because I get lousy gifts– I get great gifts (lots).
I really don’t like this day because I put way too much pressure on myself. I think this day gives me way too much time to think….to think…. do I really deserve all of this wonderful stuff? Great kids, husband, friends, family, and home. My kids are healthy, well-behaved (at least I think so), kind, loving, and usually pretty appreciative. My husband tries to do everything he can to give me a great day, whatever I want to eat, time to go for a run, time to go shopping, time to take a nap, the list goes on and on. My house, well it’s always a disaster and nothing is organized and I look around and wonder why I can’t keep it clean, but then I remember, I hate to clean!! Last, but not least, I have the best friends in the world and I am not sure how I got so lucky….and I wonder if they would say the same about me?
My friends are the GREATEST friends and the BEST moms I know. My friends vary from high school girlfriends to neighborhood gals to work friends to No Excuses friends to BEST friends that get me thru some of my worst days. The women I have gotten to know throughout my life are amazing mothers who I know put great effort into trying to be the best moms they can be. Day after day they try to do what is best for their kids.
Motherhood is not easy and I know that I screw up a lot….I mean A LOT!!! I wake up each morning saying I will do better today than yesterday. By 8:30 AM drop off rolls around and I think I have surpassed the day before in mistakes. IF I am LUCKY one morning and do a good job and keep my composure as I get the kids out the door, by 4:30 that afternoon (an hour after everyone has been home) I’ve screwed up again. Being a mom is soooo hard, but I wouldn’t change it for the world! For those moms out there that do a way better job than me….YOU ARE AWESOME and I strive to be more like you and for those moms that don’t think you are so great, I AM SURE you aren’t giving yourself enough credit.
At church today, a woman made a comment that struck a cord with me and those of you that know me well will understand why this comment hit home. The woman said, “It is always the hardest when your child turns out to be or wants to be something very different than you thought you were going to mold them to be.” I think this is so true! I know I try to teach behaviors and manners and hobbies that I feel are important, but it is so important as a mother for me to surrender my own desires/likes/interests for my child and let them be who they want to be.
I hope all of you had a wonderful mother’s day and were allowed a little time of your own to reflect on how blessed you are! Thank you for your friendships!
All that stuff being said….we have to work off all those sweet treats I ate this weekend (hopefully you did too). If you haven’t figured me out yet, I tend to plan the workouts based on how healthy or unhealthy I ate the day before. If it’s a tough workout, you know I didn’t eat so well that day or the day before…..so get ready….I’ve got some ground to make up from this weekend! 🙂
Classes this week…..ALL THE SAME!!! Please let me know if you won’t be at Wednesday Night’s class because if there aren’t enough people we won’t have it.
Looking forward to Summer…..8:30 am class will be back on Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer! I’ll send out an email with the proposed schedule for the summer!