Tomorrow's Mother's Day. The one day (out of 365) where mom maybe gets a cup of tea in bed (ok, maybe not), doesn't have to change the crap nappies (wishful thinking) and put your feet up (um, okay!). It's a chance to thank moms for everything they do, tirelessly, fearlessly, happily. From kissing a sore knee, to wiping the tears away. Moms keep you safe from the monsters at night with a visit from the tickle monster. There is no love like a mother's.
It's also a day to reflect on the blessings in your life - whether teeny tiny or tweeny. I'm thankful for the two little blessings in my life that keep me sane, drive me insane and make me smile.
So tomorrow I'll take a little time to give thanks to Emma and Ben who have changed my life and made it a journey instead of a destination.
They have shown me how to love, how to give and how to receive. They are teaching me kindness, patience and understanding that I have never quite achieved. Without them I am not a mother, I am simply a woman.
Because of you every day is a roller coaster ride filled with laughter, frustration, exhaustion, exhilaration, play and learning. A butterfly is a fairytale, a cloud is a dragon, a kiss magical. I get to stop and smell the flowers and stare into the eyes of a bug. A star is to be wished upon and a sunbeam something to be chased.
Because of you I get to be a princess, a fairy, a mermaid, a giant. I get to have tea parties in the lounge and crawl into a house made out of chairs and blankets. I get share secrets with you and laugh out loud. I get to sing songs and dance around the house in my pyjamas.
The greatest gift I have ever been given is the opportunity to be a mom. To all the moms out there Happy Mother's Day - take time to relax and wallow in the joy you have. To all the children, tiny, tweeny or 'old', take the time to hug your mom