(my mother's day gift from GOD that keeps on giving...)
my thoughts on mother's day, i think, may be a little different than the status quo... to me the day is about having been blessed with my child, which i suppose turns it around from the focus being on me as a mom or my mom as my mother.
the joy of mother's day to me is focused more in a downward direction than in an upward one.
without katherine the true meaning of mother's day doesn't exist for me. further, everyday i wake up to having a wonderful, loving, and healthy daughter is a precious gift; the excitement of picking up katherine at the end of a day at school is a precious gift; and the sweetness of looking up seeing her standing at the side of my bed on occasion asking if i want to come and get in bed with her and have a "girl party" is also a precious gift!!!
everyday that begins and ends like this is mother's day!!!
i have made blogger friends that have lost children, for them mother's day is one of the saddest days of the year... i believe because they too look downward as opposed to upward; their children are what make this day mother's day for them. without their children, it's just another day or another reminder of what is missing from what is supposed to be a sweetest day...
in loving memory of the children that have been taken too soon and prayers for those parents who have spent the day missing them...
much love and many blessings on this mothers' day,