It is getting close to Mother’s Day as I write this post.
Mother’s Day..what is it? Many years ago it was a fairly low key affair with my mom. After I was married, for a while it seemed to be a battle for whose mother reigned supreme..his mother or my mother. While my mother in law was still living, it was expected that we would always put her first..beyond whatever I might wish to do with my mother, or what I might like to do once I became a mother.
These days it is back to being a more low key affair that I spend with my kids.
It is also a time of reflection. As my kids get older I look back to some of the difficult times I had with my own mom. I hope and I pray that I can be a mom without all the drama I grew up with.
Today I was thinking about when to step back. Sometimes it is hard not to hover and interject my own opinions over trivial things.
Most of all though, I think about how blessed(lucky, grateful) my husband and I have been by our children. They are definitely more than the sum of our parts.