I'm always reminded of the multi-jobs of a mother of any child at any age! You have probably heard this before: "A mother IS her child's FIRST teacher." What a true statement! Mothering and teaching go hand in hand. We model, we share, we communicate, we create, we let them explore, and sometimes watch them fall. We are saddened when they fall but we know that they must learn from falls, too.
Being a teacher is an honor because of all the ways it is so much like being a parent. Maybe the thing teachers and mothers have in common is the love and pride they have for their children. After all, they need to be nurtured and feel self-pride so they CAN learn. I think that's why a mother can be a powerful teacher to her child. My mother taught me how to write. I studied her and mimicked her long before I started school. (Too many years ago to count!)
Okay-- I'm done rambling. Moms, just know this -your job is the most highly honorable position anyone can ever have! It is immeasurable. No amount of money can possibly match your responsibilities that come with parenting. You may not get a whole lot of thanks for the hard work you do, but the hugs and love you get in return are priceless--even when they're all grown up, gone and on their own. My kids are grown now! But I cherish those memories-- making projects at the kitchen table, trips to local museums, collecting things in our backyard, and having indoor camp outs--oh, the list goes on.
Happy Mother's Day to you! I hope you get treated like a queen for a day, get rest, sunshine, flowers (even if they are drawn or glued on a handmade card--all the better). And of course, I wish you lots of hugs and wet kisses from your little ones. Cherish them.