Mother's Day should not be just one day a year.
When it comes to this, I believe it. I believe it all.
It's truthful to hear: mothers are under appreciated. Their tasks can seemingly be trivial. Their strength and guidance are undermined in comparison to fathers.
But, I wholeheartedly know of no more permanent imprint on a life than the one made by mothers. And yet, these real heroines of our world are only granted one day to get the credit they deserve. I too am guilty at times for having a heart of ungratefulness, of acting irresponsible, of ignoring reminders and forgetting her advice.
But believe this: I cannot erase my mother's influence.
Her impact is so great that I model it even when I don't realize it.
Mom is that fabulous woman who can make those in a room stop and stare as she carries herself with confidence. She is a rarity, in that she makes time to sit down, even if it were for half an hour, to offer words of wisdom and advice that any young woman would appreciate. She makes it a statement that it is okay to be fabulous, that it is okay to be ambitious, motivated and determined to excel in all aspects of life, that it is okay to shine bright. She does this with a framework glued so very tightly with values and morals that fill every nook and cranny of my being: to surrender this life for the higher purpose of the one who gave it in the first place.
At this time of year, you'll probably acknowledge your mom with a meal cooked with love, by spending a fortune on a fine piece of jewelry, getting her a fresh bouquet of flowers or maybe taking the time to look her in the eyes and finally say I love you. But in all honesty, it won't come anywhere near expressing gratitude.
Transparent tenderness, authentic spirituality, inner confidence, unselfish love, and self-control.
... all ingredients that make up motherhood, and darn am I blessed to have that in my household.
With all of me, I love and appreciate you, Mom.