Mother’s Day may look a little different this year. Little hands won’t be running home clutching homemade gifts home from school. Families won’t be heading out to brunch wearing their Sunday bests. But especially this year where so much is uncertain or dark, we should celebrate moms for all of the amazing things they do and accomplish.
Behind the scenes
Whether an average Monday or in times of global pandemic like we are currently facing, moms are often the ones keeping households running. Whether she is balancing a full-time career or keeping busy as a stay-at-home mom, she keep the cogs turning. From signing permission slips to chauffeuring kids around to dance lessons or soccer practice, the work moms do is often behind the scenes.
It’s sometime said that a mother’s job is the most underappreciated in the world. Perhaps, that’s because moms make it look easy. Maybe it’s because what moms accomplish regularly is all around us. Moms are the glue that holds us together. We should celebrate moms for making us feel safe and cared for, even when the world is chaotic.
Whether they realize it or not, moms are constantly adapting to new challenges and RISING to the occasion.
Working moms return to work after maternity leave and figure out how to leave their children in daycare and get into a new routine. Stay at home moms navigate school drop offs and errands around naptime. Military moms figure out ways to breastfeed in uniform and make plans to make sure their kids are taken care of when they can’t be there. Single moms figure out how to juggle work or school and still be a champion for their kids, even when there aren’t friends and family to help.
Different processes, same outcome
Moms come in all shapes and sizes, and from all kinds of backgrounds. It’s important to celebrate moms.
Some moms are ultra-organized with a color-coded calendar and detailed to-do list. Others wing it and roll with the punches. Regardless of their process, moms take charge and at the end of the day, the outcome is the same: they love their children.
More reasons to celebrate
This year, we should celebrate moms a little bit more. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives immensely.
Across the country, moms are learning more about distance learning than they ever expected with kids home from traditional schools. They are adapting to grocery shortages and stay-at-home orders. Moms who work outside the home are navigating working from home.
We have all coped and handled the current situation in our own way. You may want to celebrate the moms in your own life, whether they are your own mom, step-mom, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend, or mother-like figure. These inspiring people enrich our lives, in good times and bad.
It isn’t often that we actually take the time to stop and think about how much the moms in our lives contribute. This Mother’s Day, celebrate moms. Take a look around to appreciate all of the amazing moms in your life. And if you are a mom, thank you.