Tonight, I don't have much planned. Yoga after work, and then just hanging out at home. Tomorrow, there's dance and then maybe soccer and baseball! I'm not sure what's going to happen because they're both at the same time, so I don't know if either gets played - which one we'll be at! Somewhere in between that I need to get birthday party favors and decorations because time is quickly encroaching on the 7th birthday of my little boy. Sigh…time goes by so fast. But more on that later….
This Sunday is Mother's Day. Which means, I also have to get Mother's Day cards. (Mom, if you're reading this - sorry, haven't had the chance to go shopping yet! It will be in the mail….) Add that to my list. That morning, my friend Jess and I are running that 3.5 mile road race I had mentioned before. It's for a great cause - fighting violence towards women - and so it's a good thing to start the day doing something nice for other women, as well as doing something good for ourselves in the process. And then the rest of the day, I'm looking forward to just being Mom. Hopefully with lots of little home made cards and things like that….! I love, love, love when the kids make me little notes and presents.
So, I'll end this week with random thoughts on motherhood and the like.
Be kind to the women in your life this weekend….!
"To nourish children and raise them against odds is any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons." -- Marilyn French
"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." -- Tenneva Jordan
"At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent." -- Golda Meir
"Never marry a man who hates his mother, because he'll end up hating you." -- Jill Bennett (Ain't that the truth!)
"Becoming a mother makes you the mother of all children. From now on each wounded, abandoned, frightened child is yours. You live in the suffering mothers of every race and creed and weep with them. You long to comfort all who are desolate." -- Charlotte Gray