Today was the Mother's Day liturgy at school. It is a big event for our little school and is always packed with mums, grandmothers and special people. The children & teachers put a lot of heart & soul into it and I love the way the school embraces this occasion as a way to acknowledge all mums, even those who can't be there. There is always mention of mother's who work, who are separated from their children, of mother's who have passed away, of mother's who may be struggling & trying to survive poverty or difficult circumstances. I always think of these other mums on Mother's Day as I realise how lucky and privileged I am in my life.
My personal experience of being a mother is a profound one for me. I am definitely not a perfect mum..at times I struggle with the responsibility, with the repetitive nature of being a stay at home mum, with being patient,with the constant juggling of demands & trying to find time for myself. But I really love being a mother to my kids & it is more rewarding than anything else I have done. To be with my kids, to watch them growing up and to have time for them individually & together, is just the best thing in the world.
I hope you have a lovely weekend with the ones you love, x
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