Naturally Stellar | My Unusual Mother’s Day
From one Mama to another, I want to take the opportunity to say Thank You. If no one has ever told you how awesome you are for all the sacrifices you make to pour into the life of another. Thank You.
No one knows better than another Mom, just how stressful and equally rewarding your job as a Mother is.
Wanna know how I’m spending my Mother’s Day? Well since my ignition switch in my car decided to throw a tantrum Friday evening, I’m stranded in the house for the weekend because I can’t get parts until the dealership opens on Monday. Perfect timing! I had big plans of getting some Logan Berry Crepes and Cheese Eggs from IHOP this morning, doing some beauty shopping, going for a nice walk at the park, visiting my favorite local spot for some killer Shrimp n Grits for dinner and chillaxin’ back tonight with a nice homemade cocktail while I catch this weeks episode of Devious Maids.
But what I’ll really be doing most likely is spending my day responding to Mother’s Day texts & posts, blogging, talking on the phone, cleaning the crayon out of my son’s carpet because he decided that his crayons were having a race just like Lightning McQueen yesterday and he got the whoopin’ of his life. So now I’ve got to try to get rainbow colors out of a light beige shag carpet. Sweet!! No fabulous breakfast, because I couldn’t go grocery shopping yesterday. No Car. No trip to Ulta to grab another killer lipstick and peruse the aisles for an hour. No Car. No trip to the park. No Car. No Shrimp n Grits from Urban Grub, because my favorite place doesn’t deliver. No Cocktail because again, I didn’t go grocery shopping. No Car. But I will be catching tonight’s episode of Devious Maids
Complaints aside, even though my day didn’t turn out the way I thought it should, all I can do is smile because isn’t this just the way life is as a mom? Things don’t always go our way. Sometimes we have to sacrifice the things that we want to make sure that our children are okay. Sometimes it’s by choice. But most times it’s just because that’s the way the cookie crumbled.
As I sit here typing, I’m also listening to the sound of my son drawing a picture in the next room. He’s humming as usual. Just as happy as can be. He has no worries at all. He’s secure and content that he’s with Mommy and Daddy and they love him. I’m imagining that he’s probably drawing another race track and this time Thank God its on paper and not on the floor. I’m happy. I’m grateful. I’m honored to have been given such a wonderful blessing and a great responsibility to be his Mother. No matter how crappy my day is going, all I have to do is look into my son’s eyes and I’m instantly reminded that none of the nonsense matters. All that matters is that I do everything in my power to make sure that he’s taken care of, he’s happy and he’s safe. That’s my job.
Tomorrow, my son will be turning 6 years old. I can’t tell you how accomplished I feel and how proud I’m gonna be tomorrow when he becomes a “Big Boy”. When I look into his beautiful toothless gapped smile, when he opens his gifts tomorrow, I’ll probably tear up just a bit because I know that I’ve done something right. My decision to become his Mom far outweighs any of my hopes and dreams I’ve had/have for my life. There is nothing more rewarding to me than being Saadjah’s Mother. A good Mother.
So to all the Stay at home Moms, Work at Home Moms, Career Woman Moms, Business Woman Moms, Music Moms, Expectant Moms and Empty Nest Moms, I salute you. Today is your day. I pray that you have the best Mother’s Day ever.
P.S. Remember to live it up today because tomorrow it’s back to reality! LOL!!
How Did You Spend Your Mother’s Day?