I know that Mother's Day is gone, but that is sort of the reason I am posting. I received the nicest card in the mail Monday from someone I've met only once. She is a young mother of an infant, and I'm sure she has her hands and time full. But this person took the time to buy me a Mother's day card and write a personal note. I was blown away. How thoughtful. How encouraging. How...nice. I'm sure you know someone who is a Mom. I'll let you in on a secret, we all have moments when we are very, very afraid that we are doing it all wrong. I'm not begging for compliments here, so please don't misread my intention. I want to encourage you to tell a great Mom that you know that she is doing a good job. Motherhood is hard like that. When I was in the working world there were very basic ways to tell if I was doing a good job...People came to C-N events, they called me back or allowed me to visit them, people gave money, my boss was happy, etc. It's a great little system. As a Mom, what is the measuring stick? And are we ever satisfied that we've done enough?
I guarantee that any mother you talk to could tell you a list of things she wishes she had done differently. Less TV, more music lessons, more chapter books, fewer happy meals, and list goes on and on. So, now that Mother's Day is gone, and it doesn't feel so cliche, tell somebody how great they are. I assure they'll love to hear it. Everybody needs a boost sometimes.
Oh--and I am going to post more pictures soon. My friend Mindy took some BEAUTIFUL photos. I'll post them soon. Just keeping you in suspense. :)