Sunday, May 12, 2013

Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day

The day is almost over -- but not quite.  If you're a mother, I hope you've been remembered and honored in some way large or small.  If you have a mother who's still alive, I hope you sent a card, phoned, or visited her.  And if your mother's gone, I hope you remembered her and whispered a few words of love and thanks to her. 

It's a dear honor and a great responsibility to be a mother.  There have been plenty of difficulties raising two daughters, especially when they were teens and our thoughts and opinions went in different directions.  But we persevered and they came through to responsible adulthood.

Not too long ago one of my daughters and I overheard a mother at a store complaining to someone on the phone about having given her daughter everything she asked for.  She went on, "I've done everything for her and I know she'll just turn her back on me."  I commented aloud to my daughter that if that mom loved her daughter and built a relationship with her, she would turn out to be her best friend.  I think of both of my daughters as my best friends and I'm grateful for the women they have become. 

Blessings to you this Mother's Day.

You can read previous Mother's Day posts here, here, and here.


  1. I feel the same about my 2 girls as you do about yours. It's sad when mothers treat their children like dolls to be manipulated and bent.

  2. Beautiful sentiments, Nancy. It still amazes me that, 20+ years after they were born, after all the ups and downs of the intervening years, I count my daughters as my best friends. Thanks for this post, and happy Mother's Day to you!

    1. Hi, Shelley. It is a wonderful thing when moms can foster that feeling of friendship and have it survive even through those difficult teen and young adult years. You did good! I hope you had a happy Mother's Day, too.


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