Here it is, the Friday before Mother's Day and I sit at my desk listening to those around me. I hear three out of the four say "I need to do something for my wife this weekend."
My kids and I have already made the plans for my wife this Sunday. A day that could only be designed by an eight and a five year old. We will make the breakfast they want to give her. They have her gifts that they made her ready to go. Both are anxious to give them to her with a big smile of pride for what they see as a masterpiece work of art. Then off to enjoy the weather - a day in the park or a walk with the dogs. Of course, she won't need to clean all day, she will have that done for her as she sleeps in.
My wife will agree I'm sure that the gifts from my kids are the greatest thing ever created and keep them a long time as a treasure. My own mother recently gave me some pieces that I made her years ago that I had no idea she kept. It was a hand drawn card and a poem written by a seven year old. It was small but meant something to her.
It's funny how little things can make such a huge difference in someones day and in their life. To feel loved and appreciated is an unrivaled feeling.
So, it makes me think, we all have these amazing people in our lives. Women that go above and beyond what is expected every day. They put themselves last and the needs of their family and friends first. They make sure our bellies are full and our home is welcoming and warm. They make sure the kids are always looking their best. They insure appointments are met and homework is done. They are teaching our kids and us how to be honest and trustworthy. How to be good people. At the end of the day, how many of us could get through our lives without the foundation laid out for us by our own mothers? How many of us could get through the days without the support of our wives?
So, with the one day of the year that is dedicated to the women in our lives coming. If you are thinking about "What to do this weekend", be appreciative. Be grateful and be thankful that you have women in your lives that help make you who you are.
Happy Mother's Day