Mother's Day can be full of conflicting emotions for many people, but especially for families raising children from hard places.
For years, our family has struggled to find a way to honor the loss our children felt while honoring my feelings about being the Mom who was walking through life with them. It was a difficult dance that didn't end well most of the time.
This year, I worked really hard to create my own celebration and adorn it with a 'right' attitude. It went pretty well, despite the fact that only 2 of my 11 children were there when dinner started with 1 more joining for the 'after dinner hangout'.
In the days leading up to it, I intentionally celebrated Motherhood by taking myself to coffee one day and allowing myself to eat my favorite snacks for dinner on another. All things I highly recommend and will do again!
Yet, despite my efforts, Monday hit me like a hangover and I've decided that all my efforts had exhausted me. So, I gave myself grace for that too!
And took nap.
Some days will just be easier than others~ Amen??!