Even though I’ve been a mom for ten years, I still think of my own mom on this holiday. This August will mark the three year anniversary of her passing. For anyone who has lost someone close to you, you understand that the void is always there. I work hard to be grateful for the time I had with her. I also talk of her all of the time so the boys’ memories will stay alive. But, it’s still hard.
Mother’s Day is tricky for me. I still enjoy the day because I am beyond honored to be the mom of Brooks and Case. It just feels different now that my mom isn’t here to celebrate.
On this Mother’s Day eve, I wanted to share some fun photos my dad found while cleaning out his house. These pictures are cherished treasures.
She had the most beautiful smile and loving spirit. Family was everything to her as you can see from the photos. It’s getting easier over time to embrace Mother’s Day without feeling heartbroken. They say time heals all wounds and I would say that’s true to a degree. While time can heal a wound, there will still be a scar.
Hold your moms tight. Love them and cherish them, and I will hold on tight to the memory of my beautiful mom.
I’m looking forward to tomorrow. It’s time to create some new traditions. I’m spending the day with my handsome little men, as well as my handsome Matthew, his parents, his sister and her family. It’s supposed to rain all day, but we plan to create our own sunshine.
Being a mom is the most incredible job a person can have. To all you moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!