Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Mother's Day: Stay Healthy, Serene & Quarantined!

Hey y'all! Before the pandemic, I was already a mom in quarantine.  Many moms who have little ones with special needs can understand.  As the mom of an immunocompromised child, it's important to be safe during regular flu season not alone in these uncertain times of the coronavirus uproar.  It's been a test for all of us that's for sure.  Moms are doing above and beyond their natural call of duty.  I applaud moms everywhere who are putting in the extra work to ensure the safety and well being of their children.  You're being mom, doctor, teacher, playmate, and hero!  It's true, you are a hero!  This Sunday is an awesome day to celebrate all of!  Wishing you all a very Happy Mother's Day!!  Although most of you are quarantined, still make the most of your special day and do something enjoyable to put a smile on your face.  You deserve a little you time!  I'm sure the kids will do something sweet for you, but also do something sweet for yourself.  You've earned it!

To NICU Mommies:
Happy Mother's Day!! Although it may not be a happy time for you right now, maybe even bittersweet.  You are celebrated because of your tremendous strength and faith.  The journey isn't easy but my prayer is that God will bless and keep you strong through it all.  Take some time to refresh and relax a little bit.  You are amazing and deserve an incredible day filled with joy and peace.  Much Love! ❤️

To Frontline Moms:

Wishing you the best Mother's Day ever!!  Some of you are away from your children and it's been more than difficult.  You put yourself in harm's way to serve others every single day while missing time with your families.  You are celebrated for being so brave and extraordinary!  I admire your strength and selflessness.  I pray that God will continue to keep you safe in His care while you care for others.  Your families are blessed to have you!  You deserve a special day of pampering and the smell of sweet flowers because you've worn that mask for so long, and need a release.  My heart goes out to you!  I hope you will have an uplifting day.  Stay safe and thank you for all that you do! 

To Motherless Moms:

May you have a day of reflection on God's abundant love when you stare into the eyes of your beautiful children!  Wishing you peace and comfort on today and always!  You are special and not forgotten.🌸


“It is true
I was created in you.
It is also true
That you were created for me.
I owned your voice.
It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.
Your arms were molded
Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me.
The scent of your body was the air
Perfumed for me to breathe.

During those early, dearest days
I did not dream that you had
A large life which included me,
For I had a life
Which was only you.

Time passed steadily and drew us apart.
I was unwilling.
I feared if I let you go
You would leave me eternally.
You smiled at my fears, saying
I could not stay in your lap forever.
That one day you would have to stand
And where would I be?
You smiled again.
I did not.
Without warning you left me,
But you returned immediately.
You left again and returned,
I admit, quickly,
But relief did not rest with me easily.
You left again, but again returned.
You left again, but again returned.
Each time you reentered my world
You brought assurance.
Slowly I gained confidence.

You thought you know me,
But I did know you,
You thought you were watching me,
But I did hold you securely in my sight,
Recording every moment,
Memorizing your smiles, tracing your frowns.
In your absence
I rehearsed you,
The way you had of singing
On a breeze,
While a sob lay
At the root of your song.

The way you posed your head
So that the light could caress your face
When you put your fingers on my hand
And your hand on my arm,
I was blessed with a sense of health,
Of strength and very good fortune.

You were always
the heart of happiness to me,
Bringing nougats of glee,
Sweets of open laughter.

I loved you even during the years
When you knew nothing
And I knew everything, I loved you still.
Condescendingly of course,
From my high perch
Of teenage wisdom.
I spoke sharply of you, often
Because you were slow to understand.
I grew older and
Was stunned to find
How much knowledge you had gleaned.
And so quickly.

Mother, I have learned enough now
To know I have learned nearly nothing.
On this day
When mothers are being honored,
Let me thank you
That my selfishness, ignorance, and mockery
Did not bring you to
Discard me like a broken doll
Which had lost its favor.
I thank you that
You still find something in me
To cherish, to admire and to love.

I thank you, Mother.
I love you.”

Stay safe and well...lots of love and hugs xoxoxo,


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