Merry Meet my friends! Just a quick post to wish all the Mom’s out there a very Happy Mom’s Day! Whether you are a mom, have a mom, have furbabies you nurture, nieces and nephews you adore…or you take care of others..you are a MOM! in every way 🙂 I hope you have had a day to do as you please and that you felt like a Queen for the day!
If you are a mom like me, you know how important of a job it is. I have realized, now that my daughters are grown, how it’s the small things that stay with them..not necessarily the big ones. It’s amazing to me how any small cross word said can stick in their mind into adulthood, or how a word of praise at the right time can do the same thing. How important the traditions of the family are for them. My married daughter Kate has started alot of her own traditions, but she also carries over the ones from her childhood..to pass it on to her own children. Those small things that as time goes on, you realize how important they were. My favorite thing to hear them say is “Remember how?” or “Remember when?”. It makes me feel great that they have good memories of their childhood. Now as a Nana I am doing my best to make those same wonderful memories for my grandchildren. I want them to remember me fondly when I am gone….the same way I remember my own grandmother.
We teach our children so much more then we realize..good and bad. The best we can hope for is that they turn into good, kind, loving adults who live a nice life doing what they love to do. But couldn’t we teach them just a bit more? How about we give them the ability to think for themselves, not do everything we want them to do. Teach them to value Mother Earth and her gifts and inhabitants, to let them find their own path spiritually, not just follow blindly in ours. Give them the thought they can do anything they want to do, be anything they want to be..to be a free spirit! Let them jump in mud puddles, dance in the rain, stop to smell the flowers or pick up a rock..even when you’re in a hurry. Help them to find their imagination, their creativity, to learn to care about people and animals before they care about material things. Help them to find beauty in the mundane, to treasure small moments…to Live! That is the best gift we can give our children. I was not given most of these gifts. I tried to give my children these gifts..I did ok but I could have done better. My own path was not what it is now..if it would have been…things would have been even better! My grandchildren..well they will have those lessons not only from me..but from their mom and dad. My daughter is much more enlightened then I was at her age. She gets it ..totally. My grandchildren will live a fabulous life!
We can only do our best..but we must do our best. This world is a beautiful place, but its not always kind and sometimes it feels like it is spiraling and changing quickly! Giving them pure love and joy ..at home…is what will give them security in a changing world. Given the right tools..our children will shine, find happiness, and better this world during their lifetime. How great is that?
I hope today you are surrounded in love from family and blessed by those who love you. Happy Mother’s Day!
“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” ………. Zora Neale Hurston
Love and Blessings, Autumn