TODAY’S LESSON: I almost went the day without learning a valuable lesson. I’ve spent most of this Mother’s Day sad and sulking because I’m “stuck” in my room alone and isolated due to our current family etiquette of self-isolating when we go out and potentially expose ourselves at a hospital or clinic. I’m doing my time alone on my first Mother’s Day with Baby Phoenix- boo hoo to me. Life sucks, right?!
Just as I started to reach pouting and petulance, it hit me. Like a ton of bricks. Today, I have been able to reach out directly to all those I’ve called Mom, Stepmom, Mother-in-Law, even Aunts and great friends who are moms. All of them are alive and thriving through their first pandemic. All are beautiful and loving humans that have my best interest at heart. My sons and stepdaughter are able to reach out to me because I’m healthy and so are they. My husband is in the kitchen now, where I can smell his chef magic as I type. So wth can I possibly sulk about?!
One of these Mother’s Days I will want to call them and they will only be reachable by prayer. One of these Mother’s Days my children will want to reach me and will suffer without.
Today I got served a big bag of perspective. So you can’t hold your mom today and your kids and grandkids can’t hold you. It’s rough. But please try to tell them in all the creative other ways you can that you love them while you are able to.
Please share if you feel this perspective is needed today. It took me until 7:30pm to figure it out.
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