Where would any of us be without our lovely moms?
For me, my heart sings for my mom, Colleen. She’s been the one to always be there for me. Whether it was singing me to sleep as a child (my favourite song: “Christopher Robin”) with her angelic voice, or kissing my cut knees from falling off my hi-speed tricycle or mending a broken heart – she was always there for me and my sister.
Our moms have all helped to make us the women we are today and I’m so grateful for the strength, independence and brilliance she instilled in me and my sister (and I in turn, got to do the same for my daughter, Erinn). Everything I learned about caring and love, I learned from my this incredible woman.
As the years have gone by, I’ve been fortunate to have a daughter of my own and to also be able to work with her every day at our award-winning Gluten-Free and Vegan bakery, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe our super-successful restaurant, LettuceLove Cafe. Sometimes, I just don’t realize how crazily unique our relationship is (that we work and hang out together every day) until I’m told and reminded. For me, ‘it is as it is’ and I’m just eternally grateful the heavenly bodies endeared me with this wonderful little girl. I just could never imagine my life any other way.
This is a day for ALL women. Not just mothers on ‘Mother’s Day”. As women, we inherently are the natural nurturers of this beautiful planet. It’s who we are, and it’s what we have been bred with. We breathe new life, we cultivate families, we heal, we build babies, we make love not war, we motivate villages to dig themselves out of poverty, we inspire, we’re gentle and yet still strong, we never give up on Mother Earth, we are tenacious as they come and we’ve been unheard long enough.
I think of my mom now and the life she (and my dad) created for the benefit of my sister and me. I want to say,”Thank you” to her and for all of her sacrifices and selfless choices she made to make our life the best it could be. Thank you mom!! Our life really was wonderful!!!
For this weekend, be sure to give an extra big smile and hug to ALL the women you meet. They all have a story and they all have made a special contribution to the love in the world.
Happy Mother’s Day to my dear special mom and to ALL the women on this wonderful planet (you KNOW who you are) and a special thank you to my daughter for choosing me to be her mom. I’m so grateful to the angels that gave her to me. xo