In theory I wanted to stay in bed and get fed breakfast in bed this morning, but there were places to go and things to do. My youngest daughter had to sing in church today and for the first time in what felt like forever…all 8 of us went to church together. The best Mothers Day gift that I could have received.
Before we headed to church at 845, we all got up, fed and ready for our day. As I was getting breakfast together upstairs my husband was sneakily working with my kids on something for me. A card…which for anyone that knows me is the only gift I ever need for any occasion. He asked each of the kids to say something special for him to write inside of the card. One child said we all love you, another said we are lucky to have you and another said best step mom ever. All these little love notes, along with one from the other three kids was everything I needed to make my Mothers Day meaningful.
We headed out to church where we were able to see my Mom, Nana as the kids call her. We were able to get a picture taken of the 8 of us for the first time in forever, and it actually turned out quite well. At church as I was able to see so many women who I want to celebrate and lift up on Mothers Day. Women who have loved, supported, guided and cared for me and my children in some capacity. Two women that I am lucky enough to call my best friends, my kids call aunt and whom I would be lost without.
During a prayer a beautiful sentiment was spoken. Those who have had, lost, wanted , grieved, mounrned, rejoiced, taught and lastly loved children, we celebrate you. You don’t know what everyone’s story is…don’t assume that because you don’t see a child they must not be a mother. Thank you to all the woman who have guided me through my journey in life. Thank you for loving me and helping to shape me into the Mother that I am.
You don’t have to have a child for someone to think of you as a Mother. Happy Mothers Day again. Especially to the most important Mothers in my life. My mom, Debbie Visotsky. My grandmothers JoAnn Visotsky and Patricia Olson. My Mother in law, Mildred Christie. My sister and mother of my niece and nephew, God Mother to our James and Jordan,Dawn Wheeler. My two best friends who help and love all of my children and are Mothers in their own right as God Mother to our Noah. I love you all and am forever thankful to have all of you in my life.