Mother’s Day can be bittersweet for many including myself, having lost my mother and being a mother.
After losing my mother, this day often haunted me and plagued me. I would always tell my family that I wanted my meals in bed, watched movies and didn’t do much. I also wouldn’t make it that big of a deal.
But today, everything changed. As my husband is coaching me (he is a Health & Life Coach) my mental prep with loss surrounding such bigger milestones, has changed me, lifted me and uplifted me. I don’t feel the heaviness that I used to feel, nor am I in a dark, grieving space. That’s not too say that I don’t cry or get sad, because I do. But the heavy lifting is being lifted and it has changed my life.
I’m also dealing with an injury in which I can’t be out for long because I’m in constant pain, so I savor and enjoy the time, even that much more when I am out. Our daughter also just got back from Europe with my Mother-In-Law and we were able to speak to them today, which made my day. Our daughter is the best and her heart is incredible. 💛 And Mom, truly no words for who she is and what she has done for me. I’m so very lucky to have her. She is not my “Mom-In-Law.” She is simply, my MOM!
Seven years ago, my first Mother’s Day my husband & daughter gifted my a bright yellow purse. It has since expired, but I wanted to bring such fond memories back of my very first Mother’s Day. I wore bright yellow, went to Joan’s On Third & McConnell’s, and had such an uplifting day, while honoring my mother in my own, unique and very personal way!
Hope all of you had a wonderful day, no matter what kind of mother you are. We also honor those who are no longer with us🖤
Honoring you today,
Kristen (EMnG) 💛
*All photos courtesy of EMnG
*Not sponsored by Joan’s On Third