To My Sons,
Today is a celebration of me, but it’s really all about you.
You, who gave me the distinct honor and title of being your mom.
You, who changed me in every single way, even when I didn’t want to be changed. Especially when I didn’t want to be changed.
You, who opened my heart and let love shine in, pour out, and explode me into a million pieces. You, who with just one look, can bring me to tears, cause me to melt, or give you anything you want.
You, who were gifted to me to share this journey of life, not knowing what lay ahead, but knowing that whatever it is, we are in it together.
You are my greatest challenge, my greatest tool for growth and my greatest achievement.
You came through me, are embraced and nurtured by me, but you are not mine. You are entirely your own.
You, who remind me on a daily basis of my shortcomings, yet offer me an opportunity for self-compassion and forgiveness again and again.
You are so very loved, and I am so very lucky.
Happy Mother’s Day to mamas all over the world (and especially my own mama!), whose hearts are expanded and challenged by the love of their children!