A very well-meaning friend recently asked me, "Is Mother's Day hard for you since you're a single mom and...you know...no one is really there to make you breakfast or give you a break?"
The answer is a resounding NO. There is nothing tough for me about Mother's Day. Like lots of us out there I tried for years to have kids. To have them both here, and healthy, makes it the greatest day of the year. So while I didn't get to sleep in, and no one made me breakfast, I had the best morning possible.
The Girl got up at 6:00am and nursed and then went back to bed until 6:30 when her brother got up. Then the two of them played in his room for an entire hour together and let me get another blissful hour of sleep. Then at 7:30 The Boy came in and asked if he could get into bed and snuggle with me. Absolutely. About 30 seconds later, I heard the distinctive sound of crawling down the hall and then I looked over the side of my bed and saw the cutest little face out there saying, "Up. Up. Up." She climbed up onto the bed and me and my two kids rolled around on the bed laughing and playing for about 15 minutes.
That is what Mother's Day is about for me. It isn't about anyone giving me gifts. It isn't about sleeping late or breakfast or anything. It is a day that I get to just revel in the fact that I am allowed to be the mom of these two great kids. I am so lucky to have them in my life and I am SO lucky to be able to spend as much time with them as I do. I adore these two kids more than life itself and today is a celebration of THAT. So Happy Mother's Day to all that are lucky enough to have kids in your life. And to those that are still trying...hang in there. Your time will come and I promise, it will have been worth it.