Mother’s Day 2013 is May 12th. It is the second Sunday in May. It is a day to celebrate all that moms do. As I think about what Mother’s Day has meant to me, I realize it has changed over the years quite a bit. When I was a child, it was a day to bring my mom breakfast in bed or a special gift that I made in school. As a teenager, it was simply a day to be little nicer to my mom and spend some extra time with her.
But things changed drastically for me when I became a mother. It is amazing how personal experience can change your whole opinion on something. I now see Mother’s Day as a day to celebrate my role in my kid’s life and honor my mother and my grandmothers. Yes, I mean honor. We never truly understand what our mothers sacrificed for us until we are mothers ourselves. I can now appreciate decisions that my mom made that I may have felt were unfair as a child. I also understand what it means to really be tired. My mom has impacted me in so many wonderful ways, this day, for me, is simply a day to remember and tell her.
See what celebrities are saying about Motherhood:
Beyonce Knowles and Blue Ivy Carter
“I feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt because I’ve given birth. I have never felt so connected, never felt like I had such a purpose on this earth.” –Beyonce to People
Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes
“Becoming a mother has been the most amazing experience–in an instant you become strong. You have to be a little bit wiser; it’s the most important job you have in the world.” –Katie Holmes to Glamour
Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian
“I am a wife and a mother (believe it or not, I always dreamed of having six kids). I’m not only living that dream, I’m lucky enough to be living it on a huge stage. I’ve been blessed.” –Kris Jenner, “Kris Jenner . . . And All Things Kardashian”
Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson
“My mother never shook anybody’s hand. She has kissed and hugged her way throughout her life.” –Kate Hudson to Harper’s Bazaar
What does Mother’s Day mean to you? What will you tell your mom this Mother’s Day 2013? Share your experiences and thoughts on our blog.