Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! You deserve a wonderful day because what you do each and every day is so amazing and you should be recognized for it.
But this blog today is for all the dads out there. I have been blessed to have the most amazing man as my husband. If you meet him you might not recognize how really great a person he is but just let me tell you a little bit about him just in the context of Mother’s Day.
Since the day our children were born every mother’s day that came along was made special by my husband. My very first mother’s day present I received when our baby was still in the womb. I got a bouquet of baby’s breath. That was so amazing to me. And very special. And quite a surprise since I wasn’t technically a mom yet, or was I? Then while the children were very young, I got dinner out, flowers, etc. When the kids became a little older they started the tradition of bringing me breakfast in bed. What a treat and so fun to watch their faces when they brought me the food. When they were older Dad continued to be the instigator behind the surprises that I got and the gifts and special things that were done for me on Mother’s Day. And at some point, I can’t remember when, my kids started doing something on their own. But that didn’t stop my husband continuing to do something special as well. Now, my kids have moved away from home. Yes, they still remember me on Mother’s Day. My kids are wonderful. But, even now, after the kids are gone my husband still makes sure that I have dinner out someplace special and makes a big deal of Mother’s Day. Let me tell you how much that has meant to me over the years. Well, it’s a lot, I can tell you. My husband gets big points for that and it has helped to strengthen our marriage. In August we’ll celebrate 32 years. Wow!
I know some of you are saying, but my wife isn’t my mother. I’ll honor my mother and let the kids do something for their mom. Wrong, wrong, wrong!! I’m only saying this because I care. Dads, don’t go down that path. If you want happy moms and a great marriage, take a page from my husband’s book and honor your wife on Mother’s Day. If you do, Mother’s Day will become Dad’s day too!
Happy Mother’s Day!