We are oftentimes misunderstood, more so than dads, grandparents and sibings. Our sacrifices go unheard and unseen.
We are responsible for many things and many people. We take nothing for granted when it comes to our loved ones.
Balancing the cheque book oftentimes and keeping the household running on impossible budgets.
Discipline-we are generally the default bad guy, and we are no fun. That’s what we hear a lot of anyway.
We are no longer attractive to our spouses or significant other when we lose ourselves in life. We run to work, run home, prepare meals, do homework, laundry, chores, bathe, sleep, get up and repeat. We start looking like what we promised ourselves we won’t – tired, worn and unpleasant. Even to ourselves.
We don’t know what a date looks like anymore, much less movie night or romance. There’s no time and especially trusted caretakers to watch our special bundles of joy, when we do look for a date night let alone a weekend? Fuggetaboutit!!!!
Time teaches us valuable lessons about value and worth- for ourselves. When we start loooking after ourselves and finding time for those little things we get the guilt trips.
But we learn quickly, that too shall pass as we go on with the business of taking care of ourselves and being the example for our children to model.
If you don’t care for yourself and play as hard as you work, no one else does it for you.
So mom I love you and Happy Birthday to you this day November 15th, 2018.
May God bless you and keep you always. Thank you for always trying and thank you for being the model I wish to exemplify.
Your one and only daughter