Friday, May 07, 2010

Every day is Mother's Day...

Happy Mother's Day today and every day to all the mothers, grandmothers and adoptive/foster mothers of the world!!

I came across this beautiful poem and video via Bit Rebels posted by Diana Adams of Adams Consulting,awhile back.
It is one of the most touching and inspiring videos I have seen in awhile, with beautiful photography reflecting childhood and motherhood and the essence of what motherhood is about. Included in the post was not only this poem and video, but a reflection of Diana's own experience as a mother to a growing nine year old son. If you click back to the link to read her post Diana points out how her now nine year old son no longer needs or wants to do everything with her. The relationship between mother [parent] and child evolves and changes over time. Soon you find you are not needed nor wanted around as much as before. Your baby is now growing up and becoming independent.

As I wrote on Diana's post: "...every day is Mother’s day.;) I am stay at home mom of a 2.5 yr old and 5.5 yr old sons, some days can be longer and harder than others but the joys of parenting,the sounds of their sweet laughter and the thought of my sons not needing me are heart breaking. Yet, at the same time I hope that what we teach them they will take with them forever."

It is well understood that parenting and motherhood are the toughest jobs anyone will ever have. No matter how big they get and how far they move; they will always be with us near or far and we will always be with them. What we teach them is what will define them and what defines them is a piece of you. Below is the beautiful poem and video as presented:

Your mother is always with you…
She’s the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street.

She’s the smell of bleach
in your freshly laundered socks.
She’s the cool hand on your brow
when you’re not well.

Your mother lives inside your laughter.
She’s crystallized in every tear drop.
She’s the place you came from,
your first home…
She’s the map you follow
with every step that you take.

She’s your first love
and your first heart break…
and nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, Not space…
Not even death…
will ever separate you
from your mother…
You carry her inside of you…

~Author Unknown~

Katherine Center of created this video about being a mom for the Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston [feb 2010]. I hope you take a few minutes out of your day to watch this and reflect on the beauty and wonder that your own children bring to your life.

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