On this day of many commercialized expectations, I realize that I don't need the flowers or the cards. I don't need the brunch or an afternoon at the spa. I don't need to sleep in, have breakfast in bed or my car hand-detailed. Those things would be nice and even welcomed. But they're not necessary.
I wanted to be a mother for decades before these boys came into my life. I had given up all hope of having children. Even three years after Henry's birth, there are times I cannot believe that I am a mom. I have a forever family. I am thankful for these two little ones and I am grateful to them. I am grateful for their patience as I learn and for their forgiveness when I make mistakes. Most of all, I am thankful for their unconditional love.
Happy Mother's Day, Henry and Liam. Without you, there would be no celebration. With you, every day is a treat.