Do you have plans for this weekend? You better! If you don't have plans, then you had better make some!
This Sunday is Mother's Day. Do you know what that means? Sunday is the day that we celebrate the women in our lives who have made our lives what they are. This Sunday we celebrate them ALL. Every single woman who impacted your life needs to be celebrated. No matter what!
Earlier this week I spoke with a friend of mine who is dealing with some struggles with his mother-in-law. His wife made plans to visit with her parents this weekend. His mother-in-law can be a little difficult, but he admits that he can be pretty stubborn too. So let's just say they don't necessarily get along all that well. Let's be honest, it's more like oil and water. He explained some of their issues to me and went into great detail about the fact that he didn't want to spend his Sunday with her this weekend. I paused before I responded (not for dramatic effect, but because I didn't want to lose a friend) and said "Nobody cares about you! This Sunday is not about you. It is about celebrating your wife, and her mother just happens to be the woman who helped to mold her into the woman that you fell in love with. So, suck it up and go to your mother-in-law's house. And be happy that you can." Too harsh? At that moment, I don't think that it was. Sometimes we need to hear the truth, even when it is not what we want to hear.
Unfortunately, this Mother's Day is going to be VERY different than any other Mother's Day in the past, for a lot of us. Many of us will not be able to hug our moms, or sit and reminisce, or eat brunch together, or attend church services with them, or help them weed their gardens.
The least that we can do is to reach out to them to express to them how important they are to us and to thank them for all that they have done to make us who we are.
Thank you to all the moms out there!
(but especially Dr. Carol and our mothers!)
Movement is my medicine,