Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours;
it wanders wherever your children do.
Merry Meet my friends. It’s a very quiet Saturn day here at my house today. It’s been gloomy and pouring rain ..with on and off again thunder too. I actually love it, though it IS keeping me from planting my herbs I finally picked up this week. I got all but 4 of the plants I was looking for. I will have to go to my other favorite garden center on Monday. I am even trying some herbs I’ve never grown before like fennel and lemon verbena 🙂 Can’t wait to dig in the dirt!
Here in Ohio, Mother’s Day is usually the first weekend that we are most likely safe from late frosts and that has definitely been the case this year. Our Winter was long but Spring has arrived. This rain is helping everything to look so green and lush. Late blooming trees and flowering bushes like Lilacs and Forsythia and Rose of Sharon are all starting to bloom. It’s really lovely.
Speaking of Mother’s Day, it’s tomorrow in case you weren’t aware. 🙂 Last night I attended a Mom’s Day banquet at my Mother’s church with my daughters, my sisters and of course my Mom. My little granddaughter was supposed to go as well but she is under the weather with a stomach bug …poor kid. Now a Witch in church..well it’s not the first time that’s happened I’m quite sure LOL. However, my Mother..well …let’s just say that she has never been an easy woman to have as a Mother. And no matter how old I get, or she gets, it hasn’t changed. So it was a bit stressful at times, but in the long run. I’m glad we all went to make her happy.
I know that Mother’s Day can be a very loving, wonderful, happy day for many of us. It has been for me as a Mom and Nana, in my adult years. I am blessed with wonderful daughters who love me and show it, and my grandchildren are nothing but pure joy to me. But on the other end of the spectrum, there are those who aren’t moms, or have lost their moms, or don’t get along with their moms, that make the day either difficult at best, and terribly sad at worst. My heart always goes out to my friends who have lost a loving Mother. I think that for some, losing your mom is something you never get over. I send you all big hugs if that is your situation..I truly am sorry for your loss.
On this Mom’s Day, I’d like EVERY woman..whether a mother or not….to do something for herself..to bring joy to YOU. My friends who don’t have children…well, they are Mom’s too. Women are natural nurturers. Whether they care for aged parents, a loving partner, pets, their homes and gardens, charities, friends, nieces and nephews, etc etc….you should celebrate this day. Frankly, Mom’s day should be everyday. Women need to learn to nurture themselves MORE! The lessons we learn from taking some time to ourselves on Mom’s Day..should be done every day! After all, as the adage goes, you can’t care for others until you care for yourself. I think this is a very hard lesson to learn as a woman, we tend to put ourselves last. As I get older though, I realize how important it is to put ourselves higher on our list of things to do. We must nurture the Goddess within us.
I’d also like us to think on Mother’s Day..about the Mother of us all…Mother Earth. I always give thanks on this day (and every day really) for Our Mother…who nourishes us 24/7 with Earth, Air, and Water. With beauty in Her nature if we take the time to look and feel and listen and touch. Make an offering for Her and show some gratitude for all She does to sustain us.
Picture from Café Press
For those like me, who have a relationship with our Moms that isn’t always as we would like it to be. Well…just remember, if it’s not one thing….It’s your Mother 🙂 Do the best you can to honor her as your mom. When she’s no longer with you…you’ll be glad you did.
I wish all the Women out there a very Happy Sun day and Mom’s day. Hope you’re loved ones treat you like the Goddess you ARE!!
On a personal note, I wish my beautiful daughter Kate a very Happy Mother’s Day. Watching you with your own children, makes my heart swell with pride and joy. I love you.
There is an instinct in a woman to love most her own child — and an instinct to make ANY child who needs her love, her own.
~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Blessings and Love, Autumn Earthsong