This Sunday the calendar tells us to thank and pamper our mother’s, but this time of year I often think it is sad that we have to have a reminder. I love my mom, grandmothers, aunts and other influential women in my life and am so thankful to have them in my life, however I want to call them, text them, send them gifts and show my love year round. Mothers, step-mothers, guardians, and other women in our lives are there for us 365 day a year, why shouldn’t we honor that every day?
I know it is easy to get involved in life and forget to call for a week or miss a birthday, but these women raised you. They are older and wiser and they want to help you succeed. As easy as it is to forget, it is also easy to put forth the effort and make weekly calls a priority, visit when you can, and send an occasional gift for no reason other than to say I love you.
I am lucky to have a great relationship with my parents, but I know this isn’t always the case. Estrangements are difficult and especially strained around traditionally family holidays, but a national holiday is no reason to put yourself in an unhealthy situation, instead honor the women who are there for you today whether they are a mother or not let them know that you are thankful for their involvement in your life.
It doesn’t matter if the calendar says “Mother’s Day” or July 23 or Tuesday, there is never a bad time to say “Thank you” and “I love you” to the women you depend on.
Tell me about when how you thank the women in your life beyond “Mother’s Day.”
*apparently Mom and I haven’t taking a picture together in a several years, so I chose this family shot from a couple Christmases ago… Challenge to take a few mother-daughter pictures this year… accepted!