Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all those special women in the world and to everyone who loves them. I am a huge fan of ALL you do!

Mother’s Day is a symbolic recognition for all mom’s give and sacrifice every day. I am in awe of all your special powers; physically, emotionally and spiritually. You bring life into this world, you nurture and you nourish. You feed us with your love. You are a gift from heaven.

Rudyard Kipling, the voice of the British Empire, penned the following quote about dear ol’ mum, “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”

I have been blessed with many wonderful mothers in my life. Of all the moms in the world, two are most special to me. I am very grateful to feel so close with my own mother. My love and respect for her has flowed into my relationships with other important women in my life; my sisters, girlfriends, co-workers, my wife and now my daughter. Thank you mom for filling me with love so I now have so much love to give. I appreciate you even more now that I am a parent. I believe we choose our parents for a reason. I understand why I chose mine.

Parenting is the most important responsibility a person can assume. There is no one I would rather parent with than my wife. Thank you Renee for being the most wonderful mother I have ever known. Your gift to our children is a gift to the world. It fills me with joy to see how much they both love you. You are teaching our children so much; most of all how to love.

Becoming a parent was something I thought about since I was a young boy. When it became a reality I was so worried I would not be good enough. I realize no matter how hard we try no parent is perfect. We all do the best we can with what we know at the time.

Looking back on my own life, I realize I have learned as much from the challenges my parents faced as I did from their biggest strengths. That gives me great hope as a parent. Our children will learn valuable lessons from what we do well and even when we feel we’ve fallen short.

Do you remember times in your life when you believed your parents fell short in supporting you?

Now can you see how that experience has served your personal growth?

How can you better nurture yourself and others?

In what ways can you forgive yourself for feeling like you are not good enough?

May your heart be filled with the joy of motherly love.