To my mother

American Mothers Day just passed us by.

I LOVE to spend Mother’s day away from my children. I know, I know I should want to embrace my children and look around and be happy with all that I have. Well I am but its the one day of the year when I feel like I deserve some solitude and some time to think away from the hustle and bustle of my crazy family believe me it doesn’t happen any other time. I did manage to get out, find some peace, do some yoga and just breathe.

I thought a lot about the whole day and how it came about: The official Mother’s Day holiday emerged in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis created Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. Motherhood is a sacrifice in itself, you lose yourself in it, it surrounds you, fills you and consumes every last part of you. Life is never the same.

Mother’s day is the one holiday of the year that I really try to embrace. Firstly because I have a mother and two I am a mother and now that I am a mother I realize its the hardest job and it never ends ever. I am glad that Anna Jarvis concieved this day to celebrate all the wonderful women in the world who guided us, loved us and who never fail us.

I think about where I am today, the choices I have made, the children I have, the way I want to raise those children and I think about my own mother. Without her never ending dedication to me, to her family I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Her strength and guidance never fail me even when it maybe fails herself. The last few years have been a rollercoaster for all of us but in the end I know I always have her love and support even if we don’t agree. She is my guiding light when everything else is dark.

Thank you mum. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for bringing me into this world and believing in me. You taught me life doesn’t wait for you that you need to go out there and embrace it. I would not be who I am today without you and I would not be the mother I am if it were not for you. Our boys are lucky to have you in their lives. I am lucky to have you in my life.

With love your daughter.


2 thoughts on “To my mother

  1. Mariam Archer says:

    Thank you, my baby girl, that was kind of you to say all those thing, I can only hope I’ve done a good Job in raising you and Jam jar” as you like to call him”, I think all mother just want their children to be happy and do well in what ever they choose to do or be. I am so glad you came along into my life too, it has been interesting challenging, rewarding, and it continue into the next generation, hope I get to see them grow. I know the boys going go turn out just fine because they have you. Love always .

  2. Steve Campbell says:

    Nicely written Laura! Keep it up. I am sorry that I stopped writing years ago. It is a good way to clear your brain.

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