To all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and anyone else who helps fill the role. Mothers are the foundation of many families. They provide strength, support, sensitivity, and let's not forget good meals. We take one day out of the year to honor them but they deserve to be honored everyday. My own mother, Miriam Villagran, is one of the strongest women I know. I look at her for inspiration because she is like the Energizer Bunny and just keeps going.
In all honesty I had lost my faith in the new generation of moms because of my own experience w/ my kids' mom 8 years ago. I thought most young moms were selfish and didn't think about the overall well being of their family. Keep in mind I was not as social as I am now and I was working in accounting for a small business. Basically I was in my own little world. We all hear the old saying that things happen for a reason and what has happened to myself and the kids has opened up our world.
Being a single father I was forced to make decisions that would create a better balance for the kids and I. I now had to try to attend as many of their events as possible and continue to bring in income without fearing losing my job for asking for all the extra time off. This is how I came into real estate over 4 years ago. It was a perfect fit for my financial background and it allowed me more flexibility so that I can be active w/ the kids. Most importantly I had a lot of friends step up and help me. My close girlfriends are like aunties to my kids and they play such an important role, especially with my daughter. Because of these women my kids are really well balanced.
My career in real estate has forced me to meet a lot of new and old friends. I once was uncomfortable with social networking and if you are a friend on facebook that statement will shock you. What I love about these friendships is that it restored my faith in women. You women are great mothers. Yes I mean all of you even if you don't have your own kids yet. Children look at you for strenght and sensitivity and yes sometimes the men do too. You are able to balance your lives a lot better than men ever could. I am so happy to see many old friends that now have their own beautiful families and are doing such great jobs at raising their children.
Mother's Day is just the day that is dedicated to you on the calendar but remember that everyday is Mother's Day and your role in our lives is very much appreciated.
Happy Mother's Day!!!