Today is Mother’s Day in Guatemala. And let me tell you Dia de la Madre is a big deal here. So much so, that at 3:45 in the morning (which to me is still very much night time) I awoke to fire crackers outside my door and loud speakers strapped to a van blaring a happy mother’s day song! (no joke at 3:45am!) I am not a mother yet, but I don’t think I will ever want this kind of greeting.
But these kinds of occasions do make me think about my mom and other women in my life who have loved, encouraged, listened and helped me become who I am today.
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I know very little about motherhood. And in many ways I cannot even begin to fathom the depth of love or constant sacrifice that fills, entangles and burdens a mom’s heart. But I do know that the love of a mother is deep, interwoven and affects EVERY single part of your being.
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So if you a mom or a mom-to-be, know that I have nothing but respect, appreciation and admiration for who you are and what you do. And to my Mom, my biggest supporter, most faithful blog reader and consistent package sender, Happy Mother’s Day. I thought about buying you some of these roses, but figured a picture would have to do.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!