Happy Mothers Day!
In honour of Mothers Day, meet my Mom, Lucinda and my Grandmother Luisa.
This picture was taken this past September at my Uncle’s wedding.
There’s nothing like a mothers love. I have come to learn it first hand. Becoming a mother at a very young age (21) I figured out quickly that I was in for the biggest challenge of my life.
Thank God, I had 2 amazing women in my life that helped me become the mother I am today. I would love to share with you a few of the lessons that I have learned on this journey of motherhood.
- Love Hurts- Let’s start with the birthing process.. seriously, could it be any more painful? Why did I not take the epidural? Oh right, I gave birth to Nick at home in a birthing tub… right… Again.. what was I thinking? I must have thought that my midwife was going to give me a trophy or something for being such a brave strong women.. LOL. Nope, instead I earned a ride to the hospital in an ambulance fearing that I would not live to see my son grow up.
Obviously, I’m still alive and here to tell the tale.
From hearing your baby cry, to watching them laugh to cheering them on to their first steps, each and every milestone they reach your heart is filled with so much joy and love that it actually hurts. It almost feels like your heart will burst.
2. Affection and Attention- My family is Portuguese, so this means you will be smothered, pinched, cuddled and kissed until you can squirm away, literally. LOL But, you know what, I LOVE it. The last time I took my kids to Portugal, they were literally mauled by my relatives and all I could do was love my family more.
Affection has the power to cure almost every ailment. How many times can you remember falling down, scraping your knees and then having your mom kiss it better? It works doesn’t it?
What about a broken heart? A hug and a shoulder to cry on is what this event will require. I am not looking forward to watching my daughter go through this, but the day will come and all I can think about is how am I going to hold myself back from beating up the boy that hurts my baby girl!!
Attention- Live in the moment, be present and enjoy. Too many times, we lose sight of what really matters. Sharing our time is more valuable then anything money can buy.
I loved it when my mom would come into my room and sit at the end of my bed and we would just talk. It’s so simple, but it showed me that she cared.
I still go into my kids room at night and say good night and tuck them in… (don’t tell my 13 year old son that I told you!) LOL
3. You will always be my baby!- My ALL TIME FAVOURITE childrens book is by Robert Munsch titled- Love You Forever. This quote sums it all up: “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.”
I cry every time I read it…. I know, I know, you’d never know how sappy I am, it’s my tough girl exterior, isn’t it!?! Lol!
Here’s how my kids celebrated Mothers Day.
- Breakfast in bed- Cut out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the shape of planes, stars, snowflakes and gingerbread man, and a yogurt.
- Card and Flowers.
- Gift Certificate Booklet that includes: Free Hugs, Free Getting up good in the morning (Bella is not a morning person), Free helping with makeup, Free going shopping with you, Free $2 or $5 if you need, Free Kiss, Free Dinner, Free No Arguing with Bro (one of my faves, LOL), Free making your bed.
Hmmmmmm, I wonder which certificate I should redeem first?
Happy Mothers Day Everyone!!