A Katy family celebrates a new kind of holiday
While reading my Motherâ€™s Day cards with my children and husband, my five year old looked up at me and said in all seriousness, â€œThere is Motherâ€™s Day, and Fatherâ€™s Day, and all of the rest of the days are Childrenâ€™s Dayâ€™s!â€Â I smiled at him and said, â€œYou are right!Â Three hundred and sixty-three days of the year are childrenâ€™s days!â€
As I have thought about the years I have been a mother, I smile as I think about the many Childrenâ€™s Days I have enjoyed.Â Yes, there have been many difficult and exhausting times, but there have also been countless beautiful, fun and delightful times.
Some days I feel like my children are my greatest fans.Â For instance, my eleven year old daughter made a card for me on the computer for Motherâ€™s Day that said, â€œWhen I think of you, certain pictures come to mind.Â This Motherâ€™s Day, I decided to show you what pictures are in my mind.â€Â She had found clip-art and had written words by the clip-art such as:Â Beautiful mom, Amazing Singer, Fabulous Cookâ€¦â€Â Her sweet card made my day!Â To have a child love and adore you is priceless!
Other days, a kind act by one of my children warms my heart.Â Several days ago, as I was loading the dinner dishes, my teenage son walked into the kitchen.Â Sensing that I was tired, he said, â€œStop mom.Â Iâ€™ll finish the dishes.Â Go to bed.â€Â I felt so lucky to have such a sweet and sensitive son.Â It made me feel grateful!
And, on other days, I simply watch my children and feel proud.Â I walked into the family room recently and listened as my seven year old lectured my five year old about how he could best prepare for first grade.Â I watched silently and smiled as my little 7 year-old man lovingly taught his younger brother.
So, even though three hundred and sixty-three Childrenâ€™s Days per year is a lot, being a Mother definitely has its perks.Â I for one, wouldnâ€™t trade those days for anything!
What have been your favorite Childrenâ€™s Days?Â Please share a comment below.