Today is like any and every other day for me. I’m not quite pampered or taken care of, Marlowe doesn’t know to nap longer than 10 minutes because it’s ‘mother’s day’, and at the end of the day it’s still just me handling every responsibility of parenthood alone and doing what has to be done. As a parent, everyday is hard. Our job doesn’t stop, and I’m not quite sure if it becomes easier, I imagine, it doesn’t. But of course, as parents, we all know: it’s worth it. I’m not looking for pity… I just don’t care much for ‘special’ days, I’m proud of the mother I am, today and everyday. I’m proud of my mother, today and everyday. I’m proud of her mother, today and everyday. A day titled for ‘mothers’ doesn’t change today.
But despite my thoughts on mother’s day, I know this day means a lot to my mother. &I want to wish her an extra special and wonderful mother’s day. My mother has raised me to be a strong, powerful, secure, and loving woman. I wouldn’t be who I am today without her. She is the most important and influential woman in my life. I watched her come from very little and work very hard to become the powerful person she is today. She was there every morning, worked hard everyday, and came home every evening to make sure dinner was on the table, the kids were clean, the house was clean, and my brother and I knew we were unconditionally loved. Thank you for loving me everyday. Thank you for your unconditional support. Thank you for giving me the love I need to feel secure, while allowing me to have the space I need to grow into my own person. I can’t express enough how much you truly mean to me– trust me I can’t, & you love me despite this. Thank you. I love you, momma.
&a happy mother’s day to my step mother, Fidelina. Thank you for supporting me through of of the most challenging and difficult experiences of my life &thank you for always giving me an open ear and an open heart when I need some extra support, or someone to just *listen*.