Her 61st – My 31st – Her 1st

I was curious about Mothers Day so Google helped me out.

Anna Jarvis

The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar.

Even Anna Jarvis didn’t like Mothers Day and she created it. 

Being a mother is my most favorite job. No matter if it’s Biological Mother, Mother-in-Law, Dog Mother, Stand in Mother, or my newest role of Grandmother (thanks for letting me join this club:))

I do love that my son will be with me on Mothers Day but I would be excited if he was with me on the second Tuesday of any Tuesday.

I pondered what to write about being we have a brand new mother in our home.

Our home houses three Mothers. What a long heritage of Mothers we celebrate.

My mother celebrates her 61st Mothers Day this year. She will receive a phone call from my brother who lives in Ohio. But you know what? He calls her all the time, not just on Mothers Day and that’s what counts.

My mother is the most self-less human being I know. She cares for all of us because that’s just who she is. Happy Mothers Day mom! Not just today but everyday 

I celebrate my 31st Mothers Day this year. 

Nothing makes me happier than watching  my family flourish as they embark on adult lives of their own. Being able to walk beside them on their journeys. To know that they trust my opinion and enjoy the time we spend together. 

There are many people who do not have relationships with their children. I personally know many and my heart breaks when they speak of the turmoil they endure. 

There are woman unable to be mothers. There are woman that have had the heartbreak of miscarriage after miscarriage and dread the day when Mothers Day rolls around. 

There are mothers that have their mothers are no longer here on  Earth. Mothers that have gone ahead to meet Jesus and even though they will meet again, today is still a difficult day.

I will enjoy mothers day this year not because of the gifts I wil receive, because they know better, but because we will be together, under one roof, for the whole day.

Courtney, Kyle and I were speaking of this Sunday and what the plans would be. 

“What are we eating?” “Who cares as long as we are not fighting the crowds at a restaurant.”

“What do you want to do Sunday?” “Come home from church and put on my pajamas.”

Simple plans? Maybe…but it makes me happy.

Courtney celebrates her first Mothers Day. It will be her first week as a mother. 

Do you remember your first week as a mother?

I’ll give you a hint.

I’m writing this post and it’s 3:57am.

I think a nap might be the only thing on the agenda for this Mothers Day.

We celebrate Mother’s Day everyday. 

Especially today!

To all you moms out there. 

Enjoy being a mom today and every day.

I hope you get a nap.

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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2 Responses to Her 61st – My 31st – Her 1st

  1. Bobbie says:

    Charma, I enjoy reading your “abandoned”
    I even at 76 learn a lot from your writings ,
    Never knew who or where Mother’s Day got started !


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