A few weeks ago I participated in the BMO Vancouver Marathon. This was my 5th half marathon, third BMO race, and first postnatal half. In typical BMO style the race was top notch. From package pick up and organization, to the crowd and finish line party. The difference this year was my attitude.
For the last six years I have enjoyed the privilege of having someone else’s children in my home for part of Mother’s day. It is not until last year that I was able to celebrate this day with my own child. Holidays, including Mother’s Day, are important to me. I try to foster this attitude in my children.
Over the years I have reminded them of holidays. Encouraging them to make cards, work on crafts, or taking them out to purchase a little something for their Mother. It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t help my stepchildren with gifts for their Mothers on holidays. Why wouldn’t I? She is the reason I am blessed.