|Happy..Happy.. Mother's Day :-)..|
(Photo credit: Thai Jasmine (Smile..smile...Smile..))
It always amazes me that I was known as Dana, and then one day my name changed to, Mother.Being Dana is so much easier, it is a skin I wear with comfort and ease. I know Dana and understand her, I know her limitations and her strengths. Her needs are simple and uncomplicated and her days are for the most part, uneventful. I am still called Dana on occasion, reminding me of me, allowing me to recharge, in an ever changing world.
Being Mother on the other hand, is beyond anything I've ever imagined it to be. It is the most torturous and yet most fulfilling of skins to wear. Every day is an adventure and the sky is the limit as to where I will be taken. I'm called Mother more times than I can count in a day, sometimes in soft tones, but more often than not, in yelling tones from the other side of the house. Mother is: "She Who Finds Things", the woman who cooks and cleans, the "chauffeur", the nurse, homework manager, and at times the playmate. On most days I don't know if I'm coming or going, things are a blur until the late evening, when the knowledge that it will all begin again at the crack of dawn gives you pause, and that's if you're lucky enough to sleep through the night. Oh, but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. It takes my breath away and sends me soaring, this feeling of rightness when I embrace my children and feel their love, it is the most perfect of moments.
I will be called,Mother for the rest of my life and am at a lost for words to describe how eternally grateful I am for the opportunity. My children remind me everyday of what is means to be a mother, it is the love in their eyes the greatest of gifts I will ever receive.
Happy Mother's Day 2012 to all,
I wish you all the happiness in the world.
We are all called to be mothers, go forth and nurture, comfort and love,
for those are all the qualities needed to sustain a world in harmony.