It’s the day where we celebrate our mums and females who have cared for us. I’m so happy to see the happy photos of families with their mums and beautiful greetings on Facebook. For some today may not be so happy. Being a mum is beautiful but it can have it’s challenges. No book, class or person really prepares you for this job!
I was one of those people who used to think “oh I’m never going to put my child on a ‘leash’! ” until I had a very active little boy.
I used to say, “oh I’m going to have a natural birth and it will be all fine” I was induced and had an emergency C section.
I used to think “breast feeding us going to be a breeze!” and I spent weeks in tears because it just wasn’t working.
Judging people! Yes, that’s what I found myself doing…we all do it….
It’s a working progress. I often catch myself in that “don’t judge mode.” It may be because I am now a mum and also a Kindermusik educator who meet families each week. Families with newborn babies to families with teenagers.
Last year, I bumped into an old Kindermusik parent. She had told me the very sad news of another Kindermusik mum passing away unexpectedly. Both mums became close and had been coming to my Kindermusik classes since their kids were 6 months old until it was time for them to go to BIG school. This just broke my heart, she left behind 3 little girls and a loving husband. Each week they would come to class so happy and excited. That’s how I remember this beautiful and amazing mum.
Next time you see a mum who is having a hard time, give a smile or supportive comment.
If you are the mum struggling that day you don’t need to always be a Superwoman. It’s ok to ask for help.
Even if you see the “all together” or “happy go lucky” mum ask them if they are ok. They may be hiding some pain behind their smile.
I have spent the day contemplating on whether or not I should share this song with you, I was scared that I was going to be judged on the quality of the song, then I thought that it may bring comfort to a mum or a child out there.
Well, that is my intention – to bring comfort.
This song is called “Tomorrow, it’ll be a better day.” It’s Christian’s favourite song…it’s my lullaby for him…MY WHITE FLAG during our battles.
This is dedicated to Rosemary and her beautiful girls and husband.
I would love to thank Van Sereno for helping me bring my thoughts to life and Byron Mark for helping me record this song.
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Remember you are someone’s reason to smile. It IS a happy mothers day!
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