I never took Mom's Day to mean much but now that I'm a mom, I understand why it's needed.
I don't think Moms in general want accolades but they do want to be acknowledged for all they do every day, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
I have an infant and I'm pretty sure it's going to get a lot more hectic in my life. I'm not sure how I'm going to balance that. I'm not sure how I balance everything now but I suppose as a Mom, we find a way and we do so without request.
Dad's are special too and they get their special day but Mom's are ducks paddling away underwater while still looking calm and put together (at least I hope I look put together most days). Mom's are circus performers juggling balls, spinning plates and taming lions all while smiling and entertaining the troops.
Happy Mother's Day to you and to all Mothers out there.
I hope you have the day you desire, whether it be a family day or a 'me' day and here is hoping the next 365 days 'til the next Mother's Day are filled with less juggling and more savoring.
Oh and on a 'the best mother's day present' ever front, my 10 month old (double digits already!) daughter woke me up at 4:30 this morning. She looked at me and said clearly, "Mama." I'm fairly certain she did say it and it wasn't a dream as her eyes were wide open and I'm pretty sure she actually was referring to me as "Mama" and not just saying it.
Of course, she stayed up until 8am and we missed church but I couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day (1st Mother's Day at that) present.