I would like to admit this last week I have not been feeling like the greatest mother, or wife for that matter, in the world. I have been constantly distracted, glued to the computer, Ipad, or phone every moment I can. There are times I have all 3 going. I even found myself in the car yesterday with the iPad, reading tutorials on Mail chimp on the way to visit my mother in law. I was silently grateful it was a one hour trip to give me more online time.
Yes Mummy Guilt is having a field day with me.
Mothers Day yesterday was filled with those unbelievable, how am I so blessed moments with my kids. It started with the little faces peering into the bedroom to see if I am awake, the adorable handmade cards, the carefully selected mothers day stall gifts, the breakfast making by Dad and the kids, oh how I loved that. It is a day marked on the calendar to remind us all to stop and think of our Mums.
As a Mum it is a day with expectation. I love that I am acknowledged and I secretly expect to be.
I awoke early today, before daylight, knowing I had a lot on my To Do list. As I wandered past my son Talan’s room I noticed the soft glow of a reading light. I looked in to see him kneeling down on the far side of the bed. I assumed he was there building his latest and greatest lego creation, I crept in and peered over his shoulder. He gazed up at me with his beautiful blue eyes, mummy’s eyes he would say, and smiled. “I am making you something”. I looked in his hand and there it was a piece of paper, not lego.
Proudly he held it up and I saw it was a card. It reads inside I hope you had a great mothers day next mothers day what do you want to do here are some ideas don’t argue with mum don’t boo mums team have fun with mum.
I sat next to him on the bed, tears welling in my eyes and forgot all about my To Do list, schedule, busy day ahead and kissed him gently on the head.
I did not expect anything today, is that what made this moment even more powerful?