Saturday, May 7, 2016

Being a mother...

... can be daunting... don't you think?!

Here I am trying to make a peace sign at Halloween...



Good grief.
Who can't make a peace sign?
(I guess me.)


Oh well.
I tried.

(Would that making a proper peace sign be the most daunting part of mothering.)


And here I turned 50 (years ago) with a surprise birthday party... 
I still felt like a 'girl' there...
but I had older children...
and well,
I still felt like a 'girl'.


And here I was at nephew Rob's wedding with my two children.
They were children still, right?
Well, I did not feel like the mother of grown-ups.

So is that the way with being a mother?
 You still feel like a 'girl'?

I'm thinking that is right.

And I am liking - and affirming - that feeling.

I. AM. STILL. ME.

And so now I am a grandmother.

WHOA.

And I am liking that I am still me...
as a grandmother...
Note to self: put on makeup the next time you know a picture is going to be taken!

I guess I had thought by this age I would feel decrepit...
but I don't!!!

I'm still ME!!!

Older, of course.

But still ME.

And I think of my own mother,
as I celebrate this Mother's Day.

She is still SHE!

Before that picture she was a girl growing up in a family
with four brothers, and one sister...
and then she got married and had twins.
But she was still Margaret.

How glad I am she was - and is - still Margaret.

And I am still Nancy.

We are both older.
Maybe wiser.

But still 'us'.

And here she is now...
Still beautiful... and still Margaret.
I am SO GLAD GOD MADE HER MY MOM.

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This Mother's Day may be hard for you,
for any number of reasons...
but please cherish that you are still you.

Well, that wouldn't be on a Mother's Day card...
but it's on my blog.

I hope you can somehow celebrate this Mother's Day.





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