When I was little I wanted to be held by her all the time; I needed her undivided non-stop attention. When I was a teenager I hated all those “Have you done your homework?” and “Make sure you are home by 9”. When I was heartbroken and miserable I needed her support. I enjoy talking with her when I have time to call. I know she wishes I called more often even though she does not say anything. Being a Mom is a very difficult job that is not always appreciated enough.
If you are a mother I inspire you to celebrate yourself this coming Mother’s day! Take time to appreciate all the hard work you do. Forgive yourself for the things you wish you had done differently. Give yourself credit for the many things you’ve been doing well. Buy yourself something you’ve always wanted. Do something that makes you happy. And don’t forget to call your mom.
Story by Yana (WineCountryLife)
Photo collages by Katrin (KarisaGraphic)