I love that we set aside a whole day to honor and celebrate the women who raised us. My mom is an amazing mother who dedicated her life to me and my sister. She is selfless yet strong- and the most beautiful woman I know. Mother’s Day holds a special place in my own heart because of my own two daughters who made me a mom.
Every year as Mother’s Day gets close, I get a little nostalgic about my girls and how much celebrating them in the day-to-day means to me. Especially during these self-isolation days. I wanted to share this note to all moms, encouraging you to fully appreciate the season you’re in. Whether your child(s) are infant/toddler stage, teenager or adulthood, take the time that was handed to you by COVID-19.
You are enough. I think at times all moms get this insecure feeling of “I’m not doing enough.” As a working mom for years, it was the hardest when my girls grab onto me as I’m walking out the door and say, “let’s go swimming, let’s play a game”. I would try to explain that I have to work just like they have to go to school. I also let them know what I’m doing at work that day—whether I was with a client or going to an event—and what time I’ll be home. Taking a few minutes to let them in on this other huge part of my life helped them understand and navigate through their day.
Taking the time. As a mom, sometimes I have to change my mindset and remind myself what’s important. I only have so many hours a day to spend with my daughters. During these isolation days I’ve learned to slow down (well, was forced) and it has allowed me to enjoy the company of my adult daughters. They have been taking the time to make dinners special for me! Thank goodness for them during these challenging times.
The small things. The smallest details have always mattered to me, especially when it comes to my girls. Whether I was preparing oatmeal for breakfast or a big, fancy dinner, I wanted my girls to know that celebrating them in small ways in everyday life was and is a big deal to me. During isolation days, I still put together impromptu charcuterie boards out for dinner or place out lots of candles while playing a game/puzzle.
I hope you feel loved and celebrated during these isolation days and especially on Mother’s Day. And no matter what season you find yourself in, just know that you are doing enough, and you are loved and appreciated. Take a few moments on Mother’s Day to take it all in and enjoy the moment. You deserve it!
Tag me on Instagram (@christinacurrieevents)—I’d love to see what you and your family are up to this coming Mother’s Day!