I finally realize that Mother's Day is not about the presents they give me but their presence on this earth. Without my children, my life would be empty. They bring me so much joy, laughter, and even some trials but I wouldn't want it any other way. They give me purpose and a reason to keep living life to its fullest.
Six years ago I would have been disappointed with toast and yogurt for breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. But today when my 7 year old brought me toast and yogurt in bed, the joy and pride I felt inside were over-whelming. When they each gave me the hand-made flowers they put so much heart into, it brought tears to my eyes.
Yes, being a single parent on Mother's Day takes on a different meaning. You don't have a spouse there to tell you you're doing a great job as a parent but you do have your children there showing you how you are doing. There is no mistaking that you are doing good if their making you breakfast in bed or giving you a special gift they picked out or made theselves brings a bigger smile to their face than it does to yours.
I hope your Mother's Day was just as special as mine was. Happy Mother's Day!