“May your Mother’s Day this year combine a recognition of the hard with a celebration of the magical.” – Tania Lombrozo
That quote sums up the essence of motherhood, doesn’t it? It’s always a balance between hard work and magical moments.
There are many positives to list when it comes to why we do what we do here at Overlake, but delivering babies is certainly a highlight. Even more magical than the sight of a newborn baby, however, is the knowledge that we are there the moment a woman officially transcends into motherhood. It is an honor, and one that we don’t take lightly.
That is one reason why Mother’s Day is so important to us; it honors one of the most important aspects of womanhood.
Happy Mother’s Day! How Do You Plan on Celebrating This Year?
Our job brings us in touch with women who are not yet mothers, women who have pushed themselves to the limit to become mothers, and those who have chosen to never become mothers but still fill an incredible role in the lives of the children around them.
For that reason, we want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all women, for we are all Mothers of the Heart, even if we have never become mothers of the womb. Here are some ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day that go beyond the traditional celebration.
- Send a card to your “other” Mother(s). How many women did it take to shape your life? Odds are, there were more than just your mother. Mothers come to us in many forms. Sometimes she’s a grandmother or a favorite aunt, other times she is a friend’s mother or an elder that we meet and befriend along the way. In certain circumstances – or when it comes to certain topics – we feel even safer telling these women things we’d never tell our own mothers! Send a Mother’s Day card to any women who have played a special role in your life and let them know how much their motherly love has meant to you.
- Reach out to a friend who’s trying to become a mother. Do you have a friend who is battling an infertility diagnosis or finding it harder than she thought to conceive? Mother’s Day can be especially painful for those who have always wanted to become mothers but can’t. Send a card, text or thoughtful email and let her know that you honor her ability to mother and that she has your unfailing support.
- Do something a little wild. Is your family bored with the traditional dress up, gather, eat, chat format that these gatherings seem to follow year after year. Maybe it’s time to shake it up a bit and do something wild. Quiz the important women in your life about their bucket List and then see if there isn’t something they all have in common that you can do together as a group. Mother’s Day might just find you jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet, ready to pull your chute! Now that’s a Mother’s Day you’ll always remember!
- Book at day at the spa. If you have little ones, Mother’s Day may not be as relaxing as you would hope. Somehow, toddlers and teenagers just don’t understand that they need to behave perfectly for just one day of the calendar year – at least. Instead, gather your gals together and do a totally relaxing spa day, or lunch after a group mani/pedi appointment, to truly honor yourself in peace.
- Honor mothers who have passed on. Mother’s Day can take on a bittersweet feeling when you have recently lost your own mother…and many years after her passing. Do you know others whose mothers have passed on? Consider hosting a special event, or set aside a portion of the afternoon, that is dedicated to honoring the powerful women who are no longer with us, and the grief that we still feel in their absence.
Does your family or group of friends have a special way to celebrate Mother’s Day? Share your ideas with the Overlake community in the comment box below. In the meantime, have a wonderful Mother’s Day of your own!