I always think of the “fall” season (now mid summer- geesh) as a new beginning to a new year. It is perhaps more of a “New Year” holiday than the one we celebrate in January. It is a brand new start to school and around this time I always celebrate, reflect, ponder and plan…
As summer slowly melts away and fall settles in, I want to raise my glass (coffee mug) to all the moms out there that are starting the “New Year” with me!!!
CHEERS to all you moms who have wiped butts, toilets, tables, faces, counters, tubs, furniture, dishes, and toys… over and over and over and over again!
CHEERS to all you moms who have sacrificed work days to spend quality summer time with your kids… and then had to go BACK to work!
CHEERS to all you moms who have spent your long summer days making meals and snacks back to back over and over again… only to have breaks to clean up from each one.
CHEERS to all you moms who navigated the pools, parks, camps, events, cookouts, fairs, trips, backyards, play dates, sleepovers, activities, excursions, shopping, camping, family reunions, car trips, boredom, restlessness, and late nights with both dignity and courage!
CHEERS to all you moms who didn’t hurt their children when the urge to do so was frighteningly real.
CHEERS to all you moms who attempted to continue their kids’ academics through the summer with workbooks, flashcards, and review sheets. Oh how I commend you! (Mine are both on the same page from the first day of summer…)
CHEERS to all you moms who endured endless 15 hour days with your children from the moment they woke through the evening slumber. And for not losing your mind before your day was over! (On most days anyway… some days?)
CHEERS to all you home schooling moms who are now planning to add a curriculum to the madness of the day. GOD speed, dear mothers… God speed.
CHEERS to all you moms who have the capacity to do the hardest and most fulfilling job in this world! Your laborious, redundant, exhausting, exciting, boring, emotional, richly abundant role as a mother is worth a CELEBRATION!!!
And on we march, through the gates of a new year and a new season of motherhood!