I will not spend this weekend with my sons. I am traveling to Florida to be with my mom for Mothers Day. One thing I’ve learned over the last year after finding out my mom has stage 4 lung cancer is that quality time matters….A LOT!
This is also the first Mothers Day that I am really sad that I will not be with my boys for Mothers Day. Say what you want about that statement. My boys are 5 and 7 years old which means for a very long time I’ve been changing dirty diapers, wiping butts, giving baths, making meals they will not eat, getting up in the middle of night, and other things moms do on a daily basis because that is what moms do but may not always like it.
I’ve always felt that I wanted “Mother’s Day” to be a day
all to me, spent it my garden, sleeping in and not doing a thing unless it was
for ME. This year it’s a bit different, not sure if it’s because of all the
traveling I've been doing, the age of my children or that I am losing my own
mom. I NEED my boys. I want to share the day with the children I gave birth to
and have them to garden next to me, cook with me and just be together doing the
things we love.
My son and I showing off our finished project
Getting my nails painted
Instead of having a traditional Mothers Day with my children
we had some quality time on Thursday during a special event at their school –
Mothers Morning. I spent time in each of their classrooms doing lessons,
projects, having my nails painted and jewelry cleaned by my son. Then as a
special treat, I took them out of school for a bit and the three of us had a
fantastic lunch together.
My beautiful handmade fingerprint necklace made by my son
It’s moments like yesterday that make me really appreciate the joy of motherhood. I am truly blessed to have these children in my life. So for this FUN FRIDAY my suggestion to you is to spend quality time with your kids. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on taking them to museums, events or amusement parks. Read books, have lunch together, play outdoors, just BE TOGETHER -because you have no idea when those moments will pass. My children are getting older and eventually they will not want to be with me, so I plan to eat up those moments now.
Yes, we need time to ourselves but take this advice from someone that is losing one of the most important people in her life – you can’t get moments back - make the best of the time you have together with your children.
Share your favorite ways to spend quality time together with your children. Link up to my FUN FRIDAYS post and I will make sure to share your ideas with my community throughout the week.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I wish you to
have lots of quality time with the ones you love.
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