It's a special blessing, an honour, and a whole lot of work to raise children. My children are grown and scattered to the wind. Off creating their own lives and, maybe, one day families of their own. While I will not be spending the day with them, I did arrive home yesterday to these beautiful tulips from my children. A little part of each of them will be with me today as I gaze at these tulips and reflect on their time with me as children and feel great pride in the adults they have become.
And yes, that is a fine layer of dust up there on that cabinet the tulips are sitting on. I've always felt that dusting was not a definitve measure of a good mum. Despite the fact that I am a less than stellar house keeper, my children still told me "Mum, you're the best! We love you!"
I hope all of you mothers out there are celebrating the special blessing of your children.
I also know that many of you who do not have children of your own, have young people in your lives, god children, nieces, nephews....This act of mothering is not something we do alone. So I hope you too will celebrate your own special touch on the lives of our children.
Happy Mother's Day!