Mother’s Day is designed for heaping appreciation on your Mom
And for your child, children, and partner to do the same for you if you’re a Mom. It’s the one day a year you hope the Mom in your life (including yourself) feels a hug, a pat on the back, or a written or verbal affirmation of a loving Bravo!
A relationship between a mom and a child is one of the most emotionally intimate relationships that exists. Flaws are built into the act of parenting from the get-go. Moms are human, although sometimes they get billed as superheroes.
Under all those you-before-me caregiving moments, moms sometimes drop the ball and make mistakes.
I’ll never forget the day my husband and I moved from one town to another nearby town. Dick thought I had our daughter in my car, and I thought Dick had her in his car. I arrived at our new house first and watched Dick and our son walk up to the front door.
“Where’s Katie?” I asked my husband.
“I thought she rode with you?” Said Dick.
Fear gripped our hearts as we realized we had left our 5-year-old daughter back at our other empty house!
Luckily, she had enough smarts (no cell phones back then) to go knock on our neighbor’s door and wait for us to come get her.
Granted, this was a joint mistake of mine and my husband’s, but you get the point.
As we inch our way to the “M” day, my hope is that you can see it through a lens of forgiveness for your mom and for yourself if you are a mom. All moms do the best they can with the information they have at the time.
If you are looking for ways to start the conversations in your relationship but are running into roadblocks, get in touch, and we can talk about some strategies.