“ Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right things even when you’re not sure what the right thing is … and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong.” -Donna Ball
Mother’s Day is such a bittersweet holiday for me.
A day dedicated to celebrating Mother’s and Motherhood is so essential and beyond deserved. And while I love seeing everyone’s pictures on social media and reading all of the sweet posts about their Mother’s or Motherhood, I can’t help but be a little jealous and heartbroken that I don’t have my Mom with me and I don’t get the celebrate with her anymore. I read a quote recently that said … The JOY of Motherhood comes in MOMENTS . . . and I would have to imagine that rings pretty true. As I reflect back on my own relationship with my Mother, of course, I can think of a million things I wish would have done differently and if I’m being really honest I can think of a million things I wish she would have done differently, but hindsight is 20/20.
Loss and grief can teach you a lot about yourself and life and if you allow it. There are silver linings if you choose to see them and embrace them. I, of course, would trade this wisdom back any day for more time with my mother but in the meantime, I can’t help but be eternally grateful to my greatest teacher. Thank you for continuing to teach me in both life and loss to …
– Live life with a GRATEFUL heart
– Say YES to all life has to offer
– Let go of FEAR and embrace what your heart truly desires
– STOP caring what other people think
– Make memories, because one day that is ALL you will have to look back on
– Release your EGO
– Being GENEROUS never made anyone poor
– Be KIND to yourself and others
– LOVE MORE
Cheers to you, Sally Ann Corbley. Happy Mother’s Day.
“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my Angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln