being a mother….Mother’s Day!

A picture of my Ma and Me…”Happy Mother’s Day Momma!”

Mother’s Day is kind of a strange day for a mother according to me. It’s confusing to me. It’s a day to honor your own mother. It’s a day to be honored as a mother as well. Husband is to honor his mother and rightfully so, but I am the mother of his children so he feels pulled a bit, and then it’s the question of what does ‘Mother’s Day’ mean for me? Is it a day to take the day off? Selfishly this sounds good. To get up, go for a long run, take a shower, get a book, read without interruption, eat something someone else made, (some ideas that just happen to roll out of my head just that quick)…or is this the day to be the best mom a mom could be in that day. Go on a bike ride with the kids, plant some flowers with them, make their favorite meal,relish in the fact that you are the most blessed woman in the world to have this opportunity to be with them. God given job to be a mother.

But, no matter what the ‘circumstances’ are for that particular day, I feel honored because I am one. It is a gift the Lord gives a woman that is beyond words. Isn’t it such a compliment from Him that He entrusted to me a life to nurture and care for as my own, teach them His ways?

It gives joy, laughter, anger, confusion, teaching, being taught, a purpose, a drive, a moment, a longing for them to know Jesus, praying on knees, praising, disappointment, excitement, disciplining, fixing, crying, smiling, hugging, kissing, frustrating, communicating, caring and loving, and this list goes on and on….a woman who mother’s is a woman who feels deeply to the bone.

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 7, 2011 - 11:22 pm

The Angulo's - Marlece, Beautiful to read your reflections on Mother’s Day.

You ladies look alike and your both so beautiful.

Have a very blessed Mother’s Day.

Much love & hugs,

Mrs. A

May 8, 2011 - 1:06 am

Shauna - Excellent post on Mother’s Day! So true! I feel the same way.

Happy Mother’s Day to you my Sister! I love you and am thankful that I have always had you as an example of how to be a mother!

XOXOXOX

May 8, 2011 - 2:17 am

Leanne - Happy Mother’s Day to you, my sweet friend. And don’t we have this conversation every May?? The irony of “mother’s day”…oh, you know I’m right there with you.

My friendship with you all these years has blessed me so much, and I am a better mother with you in my life! Have a fabulous day tomorrow, and if it falls apart, give me a call and we’ll find something to do together with zero guilt of self-indulgence.

Love you, love you, love you…

May 8, 2011 - 2:35 am

Big Fat Mama! - Well written!! Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

May 8, 2011 - 3:36 am

Jenay - So true it is!!! Happy Mother’s Day to one of the BEST!!!!

May 9, 2011 - 11:41 am

Kerry - Happy Mother’s Day Marlece!! Fantastic pic of you and your mom. You guys are looking hot!! lol. Happy Monday to you. Enjoy your week. xo 🙂

May 9, 2011 - 7:24 pm

Lady Rose - Marlece,

Although I am not a Mother, I enjoyed reading your reflections regarding Mother’s Day.

Also, great picture of you and your mother. You both look cute together. Tee hee. 🙂

-L. Rose

May 10, 2011 - 1:06 am

Anonymous - Oh Marlece, that was soooo “poetic” and true, and funny and well put! Thanks for that! You are a mother who I admire!

May 10, 2011 - 3:20 pm

emily wierenga - it is such a gift, friend, and you are a beautiful mama. xo

May 10, 2011 - 6:33 pm

Amy Sullivan - Sometimes in the everyday junk, we forget motherhood is a gift, a real gift, one many would long to have.

You and your mom are such beauties. Thank you for sharing your pic.

May 11, 2011 - 1:41 am

Anonymous - Although I always think you’re beautiful, I must say that you look exceptionally gorgeous in that picture!!!!
Amy

May 11, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Craig - Marlece I never thought of mother’s day like this. What an insight. And to be a mom – with all those trials and smiles and tears – and all you do as a mom. The more moms I get to know blogging in this community – the more in awe I become. This was awesome, smiling from ear to ear. Thank you Marlece. God Bless and keep you and all of yours.

May 11, 2011 - 11:05 pm

Far Above Rubies - Marlece, Happy Mother’s day, sweet friend. xox

May 29, 2011 - 2:46 am

Nabila Grace - Hope you had a blessed Mothers Day my dear! ;o)

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