Mother's Day always has been my most favorite day except Christmas and Easter. Mother's Day gives me the opportunity to express thanks to the Lord for the exquisite gift of three sons.
I have said so many times before that many of you already know what comes next...I feel deeply and profoundly grateful to have my sons and the honor of having cared for them while they were with me.
There truly is no greater treasure, no better gift, nothing more wished for by me than to be their mother.
They are all grown and gone away from me but they have stayed close in that I hear from them a lot and I get to see them a lot. Nothing surpasses the pleasure of being in their company. All of this seems perhaps "too too" but nonetheless it IS exactly how I feel and I have never swerved from feeling this honor.
One son was gravely ill and I had the complete honor of caring for him the while he was in the hospital and rehabilitation later plus several months here at the house with me. An honor. I mean it. No one else would do while I was able to stand on my two feet and had breath to breathe.
Another is about to be married in two weeks to a girl that I simply adore. From the first moment I met her till forever more. Now I have a daughter too.
The other boys are waiting for their Princesses and she will be there on time for them when the time is right.
All the Dad's who are single and rearing their children, Happy Mother's Day to you as well. You are both Mom and Dad, and I know myself from experience how terrifically hard that is, and you have my admiration for all you do. Thank you and I know you are proud of your babies however old they are.
Those who nurture their pets, and the strays they rescue, those who do TNR, giving love to the blameless and the innocent whose steward we certainly are, thank you and Happy Mother's Day to YOU as well, in the most loving sense of the word.
And lastly, thank you for bearing with me through the years, through all my children, human and furred and their exploits and adventures--- and my speaking of them all so often. <3
Thanks to ANN of Zoolatry for the graphic.