Boys and men are a rarity in my family. The last three generations my family has been made up of primarily women so when I think of Mothers day I think of the mother daughter relationship.
I created Clara and baby Lanie with Mothers day and all that being a daughter and a mother means to me. Motherhood is truly a gift. Without it one can neverly fully understand, appreciate or properly forgive her own mother.
I frequently have light bulb moments in motherhood as I'm screaming at my daughter or exasperated with her mood swings, remembering my own mothers frustration and misunderstanding of me when I was a daughter at a similar age and she was a mother.
With motherhood comes the most extreme emotions of love, fear, joy, anxiety, resentment, pride, guilt, regret..the list goes on. With motherhood comes every emotion that makes us human. It truly is a gift.
My daughter NoraLeigh recently said to me, "mom, I'm afraid to have a child. Afraid I won't raise her right" my response to her was, "all you can do darling is do the best you can and love them as much as you can, and you'll be a wonderful mother". The rest just plays out and that is what makes us not perfect but beautiful mothers.
Happy Mothers Day to all those perhaps not perfect by beautiful mothers out there!!