I guess as a Mom I sometimes lose perspective of the importance I hold for those in my life, so when Seth Godin sent out a link to Sarah Kay’s “If I Should Have A Daughter…”, in remembrance of his mother, I was moved.
And when I heard Sarah Kay recite her poem, (which is relevant to both daughters and sons, as evidenced by Seth) tears came to my eyes.
I keep forgetting it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, probably because I have an unconscious desire to put off any attention on myself – it’s felt weird ever since I had my kids. I guess I am living proof of what Jessica Lang once said:
The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to you children.
So enjoy Sarah’s poem, and know your place in the universe of your children, your spouse and everyone else in your life.
Then take your Mommy Time-Out and KNOW that not only is it important for your health and the health of your family, but it is JUSTIFIED.
We need you, Mom! We need you healthy and happy and here for a loooong time to be our Point B! Love, Your Family.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!