My not-so-little-anymore son, Taz (he's already 12, and taller than me!)

Mother’s Day weekend can be a really happy day of the year for many moms, and a very difficult one for quite a few of you for varying reasons of sadness.

On this upcoming Mother’s Day, my common theme for all of you, no matter where you fit into the equation, is to enjoy a day of PEACE.

Take time out this Sunday to reflect on all the things in your life that you are grateful for – for your kids, for your family, for the miracle of motherhood…for the women who stood in when your own mom was failing you, for the family who rallied around you when your mom left this world, for the friends who stood by when motherhood evaded you once again, or who listened when you felt like the worst mom in the world…for the ability to make ends meet as a single parent, for a community who’s kept you standing, for confidantes who understand your journey….

You are a one of a kind creature, one who has given so much and asks so little in return. This Mother’s Day when I celebrate with my family, I am also honoring all of you and this crazy journey we’re in together. There are going to be days when you feel like you’re failing your kids. There’s going to be times when you question all those dreams you put on hold to give your family everything you had. There will be days when not so great memories will haunt you, or when you miss your mother more than anything. There are times in all of our lives when motherhood – in every stage – feels like the hardest thing in the world.

May you find peace this Mother’s Day, and know that there is at least one person (ME!) who thinks the world of you, and that you are doing a pretty dang good job.


Crissi Langwell