|Mother’s Day 2012|
Last year I began a new Mother’s Day tradition.
I was inspired by Lisa-Jo Baker’s post How Not To Be Disappointed This Mother’s Day. (I just took the time to re-read her words and realized how perfectly the theme ties in to the post I wrote last week on expectations and entitlement.)
Lisa-Jo shares an Upside Down Mother’s Day Gift List. I adapted number 8, and this week I will be writing a letter to each of my girls telling them why I love being their mom.
Since my daughters are different, their lists will be as well. They have distinct personalities and I love to highlight the unique ways that they bless me and our family.
This jotting down of words and passing on of encouragement to my girls helps me to pause and realize the blessings they are and the privilege it is to be a mom. Even if there were no such thing as Mother’s Day, I’d have so much for which to be thankful because of my precious children!
In this season where I sometimes feel I’m trapped in correcting negative attitudes and behaviors, this also gives me a chance to praise their positive actions and the growth I see in them.
I hope this new tradition will leave a legacy of blessings for my daughters. (They saw me writing this post and both went and got their last year’s letters from their rooms. That gives me hope that they will save these letters and be encouraged by them for many years to come!)
Do you have any Mother’s Day traditions?