Being a mom is hard. And I don’t write about my kids much here, but I will tell you that some days I have to shut the bedroom door and hide. It’s a self-preservation move. Don’t get me wrong, I have many days when we laugh and giggle and have all-day smiles. But mothers need love and recognition, and they’re sometimes easily forgotten and taken for granted.
So when I started this project, I knew I needed write a love letter to a mother. It’s Spring Break over here, and kids are home, and mothers might need extra love, some extra commiseration even. So yesterday’s letter was for that mom who dreams of going to the bathroom alone, who counts down the moments until bedtime, who endured the 30 minute temper tantrum because it was dinner and not outside play time. (And of course I’m not speaking from personal experience.)
My goal here was not to dwell on the moments that might make a mother want to pull her hair out. Rather, I tried to dwell on her strengths, the things that make her an amazing mother. “Your arms are healing. Your kiss is comforting. Your voice is magic. Your smile is warm. Your love is endless. You are everything.”
Now all I need is the perfect place to leave it. Any ideas?