LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone! Happy Birthday to ME!!! On Sunday’s post, I talk to myself out loud for all of you to read. I need to be inspired and I need to know that everything will not always be perfect and that is okay.

Birthday’s are easy for me. I am just happy to see another one come around each year. I am healthy as far as I know and I feel good. That is the best present I can ask for. Today I turned 57. I can remember as a child thinking that anyone who was 50 had to be ancient. I am sure most of you felt the same way too. I don’t feel ancient at all! I feel young! I feel happy! I feel loved! I feel blessed!!!

Mother’s Day is harder. I don’t live close to my mother, she is 5 hours away. I do get to talk to her on a regular basis and that is pretty special. I am also a mother three times over and for that I am grateful. Each one of my children has enriched my life in numerous ways. I can’t even begin to list all the blessings I have received from being their mother. But, only one child lives close to me so that means that I won’t be able to see the other two today. I probably will make those two do “facetime” so I can see their faces but it is still not the same.

However, I know that this day is not a happy one for many people. They struggle with emotions that can be heartbreaking. I know for some that this might be the first Mother’s Day without your mom or without a child. For you, I am saying a prayer. I know that some of you might not have had the warm fuzzy relationship with your mom and this is not a day you feel like celebrating. I recently came across this on Facebook and I wanted to share this with you.

MOTHERS DAY

“To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you

To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you

To those who are in the trenches with little ones every day and wear the badge of food stains – we appreciate you

To those who experienced loss this year through miscarriage, failed adoptions, or running away—we mourn with you

To those who walk the hard path of infertility, fraught with pokes, prods, tears, and disappointment – we walk with you. Forgive us when we say foolish things. We don’t mean to make this harder than it is.

To those who are foster moms, mentor moms, and spiritual moms – we need you

To those who have warm and close relationships with your children – we celebrate with you

To those who have disappointment, heart ache, and distance with your children – we sit with you

To those who lost their mothers this year – we grieve with you

To those who experienced abuse at the hands of your own mother – we acknowledge your experience

To those who lived through driving tests, medical tests, and the overall testing of motherhood – we are better for having you in our midst

To those who will have emptier nests in the upcoming year – we grieve and rejoice with you

And to those who are pregnant with new life, both expected and surprising –we anticipate with you

This Mother’s Day, we walk with you. Mothering is not for the faint of heart and we have real warriors in our midst. We remember you.”

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

I am celebrating today! I am sending each of you a prayer today, some of thanksgiving, some of comfort, and some of celebration.

I hope you have a Blessed Day!

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  1. thanks for the lovely message. for the last week we’ve been with my mother in law who is in hospice care and will be leaving this earth anytime. It’s been a hard week to see her deteriorate and struggle to pass on. I’m praying for our family she doesn’t leave us on Mother’s Day. She is a real warrior. Thank you again for always sharing such a positive message like you always do.

  2. Happy Birthday, Tania! Have a blessed day. Your blog is a pleasure. Happy Mother’s Day too!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday! I hope you have a beautiful day! My birthday was yesterday and I turned 52. As yours does, my birthday can fall on Mother’s Day. I am fortunate this year to have my daughter with me. She lives 5 hours away but made the trip just for the night. Such a sweet gesture. I know my son would come if he didn’t live a plane ride away. I am so lucky to have them as my children. Enjoy your celebration today!

  4. Happy Birthday/Mother’s Day to you! My mom turned 80 last October and is still going strong, as is my dad, who is 87. We took them both for dinner this evening, to celebrate Mother’s Day before the crowds of tomorrow. I hope your day is a very special one!

  5. Happy Birthday Tania!! You look AMAZING for 57!!! Your blog is a daily joy to me. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the mom’s. I have one child and he is a great blessing!!!

  6. Happy Mother’s Day, Tania! And Happy Birthday, too! Thanks for your delightful blog! Sending Love, Marie

  7. Happy birthday! Thank you for the gift of this blog, I have learned so much. I don’t usually post anything, but I read it every single day. And Happy Mother’s Day to you and also to your mom.

  8. Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day Tania! Feeling blessed right along with you. Only have my daughter and son in law close by. Our son & his family (including our 15 yr old only grandchild, Jaxon) live in Charlotte, NC but will talk to them almost every day!

  9. Happy Birthday Tania💐 How special for you to have it land on Mother’s Day!! Loved your message today as we all know someone who will struggle through this day.

  10. Happy Birthday Tania!
    I wish you a joyous year. Happy Mothers day! I tell my daughter all of the time, Thank you for making me a mom!’

    Hugs

  11. Happy Birthday Tania!!! 🎈🎁🎉🛍🎂
    Happy Mother’s Day Tania!!! 💐💕🦋

    So neat to have a double celebration. I will turn 51 this summer and each year I rejoice and thank God for another healthy birthday. Thank you for sharing the prayer/poem which summed up many mothers. I really appreciate all the time you put into your blog with photos of your outfits and sharing your fashion and beauty tips. I enjoy reading your blog daily and some of your stories make me laugh. You always keep it real girl!!! Your Sunday posts are a favorite because many times I needed that particular reminder or topic. I pray that God will continue to bless you mightily with good health, your family, your finances, your jobs and many more birthdays. xoxoxo ~Lisa~

  12. Happy Birthday! And Happy Mothers Day! I am blessed to still have my mom (88 years young) and a son and a daughter who fill my heart with joy. Thank you, Tania, for your blog!

  13. Happy Birthday beautiful woman of God.👑👢👡👠👗👜👚👛!! May you be doubly blessed this day!

  14. Tania…same to you,have a blessed day and a very Happy Birthday to you!!!! 🎂🎈🎉

  15. Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for your uplifting words every day! I KNOW you will make this day an awesome one! Can’t wait to read all about it and, of course, see what cute outfit you put together for the festivities!!!!

  16. Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for sharing those beautiful “Mother’s Day” thoughts. It brought tears to my eyes. Have a wonderful day.

  17. Happy birthday and the happiest of Mother’s Day! Your sentiments were beautiful. I am a mother and treasure my son and now daughter-in-law and they love me! My mother is that sadly on title alone, an unpleasant individual that best enjoys herself and nobody else. Motherhood is earned, not just the act of giving birth and that indeed we celebrate! ❤️🌺🎉

  18. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a blessed year ahead. I enjoy reading your blogs each morning and your energy and attitude brightens my day. Thank you for your Mother’s Day message above. My mother passed away 5 years ago so this day is different for me. Although I have two amazing twin daughters who are in college and I will get to spend time with today there is still a void.

    Have a blessed day!

  19. HaaPpy HaaPpy Birthday!!! You don’t look like you are 57!! I enjoy your posts so very much!! Happy Mother’s Day. 🌻

  20. Thank you for those precious words!! Happy birthday!! We celebrate your strength of heart!❤️ Lisa

  21. Happy Birthday 🎈And Happy Mothers Day 🌹
    Thank you for your sweet message to all of us mothers! Have a blessed day!

  22. HAPPY ~ Birthday, Mother’s day and just be you day!! Lol Hope you are enjoying your day, Great story and thanks for the prayers. Have a great day!! Enjoy!!
    Jeanne

  23. Happy Birthday and thank you for the lovely poem. I lost my mother January of 2016 and it is still so very hard, especially today. I miss her more than words can express.

  24. Happy birthday and Mother’s Day to you! Love the T-shirt,Tania! I plan to get one made now. It will say, ” Always be humbe and kind.” These are words my dear Mother has always preached. Great advice I believe.