Up until 2 years ago, I always spent Mother's day thinking primarily about my own mom. It's kind of weird when you realize this day now includes and celebrates you. Being a mom ain't no joke. You're tired, your house is often messy, counters sticky, laundry in piles on your bedroom floor, you go through concealer really quickly, sometimes you forget to put on deodorant, or brush your teeth, and mostly you really just want to pee without anyone else coming into the bathroom.
But you're also grateful, and unimaginably fulfilled. You have a million and one reasons to smile and you laugh when you find a tiny sock stuck in one of your shirts from all that laundry you didn't fold. All of your needs become secondary.
I'm so thankful for my own Mom who put my needs before her own, because now I really understand what that means and sometimes how much of a sacrifice that can be, but also how rewarding it is.
Happy Mother's Day to all you hard workin' mamas out there- old, new, and soon to be!