Lori Lori is a work-at-home mom of three living in Noblesville, Indiana.

Mother’s Day is one of the biggest Hallmark holidays in most people’s opinions. It’s a day of chocolates, flowers, and other gestures meant to pamper mothers and show them just how very much they are loved. Those things are great, but Mother’s Day means more to me than just those material items. I have started to see that I can reflect on Mothers Day Lessons I can learn from.

Mothers Day Lessons

Mother’s Day is a good time to reflect on mothers day lessons: what being a mother is, and what we think of this title we are given. Being a mom means that you have babies who look up to you, admire your every move, and probably want to be just like you when they grow up.

As a mom, I want to make sure I am doing my job. I sometimes struggle with the fact that I am not out working full-time making more money for my children (to help pay for college, etc.). However, I recognize that my job is so important! I am home with my babies for the majority of the time. I work from home and focus a lot on finding family balance. I try to use this time to set a good example for my children. After all, I am acting as a role model.

Mother’s Day is SO much more than fancy gifts – it’s a day that focuses on my job! The day really reinforces that it is WE who are lucky enough to be able to help mold our children into who they are today and who they will become. I am not perfect and I don’t claim to be.

I want my children to realize that it’s okay to make mistakes, just own up to them. I try to work hard to raise my kids (who will grow into adults) to love and respect others for who they are. I want my children to be kind to people, no matter their religion, race, or sexual orientation. I believe discrimination is taught. I want my children to live a life, proud of who they are and where they come from. I want children who are quick to smile. I want children who know and love Jesus. I want them to always try to look at the positives in every situation. I want them to appreciate the small stuff and not always be eager for expensive material items. I want them to have open hearts and open minds, and to love with all they have. I hope they always think the best of others and don’t assume the worst. I want my children to be the kids in school who reach out to that child who is eating lunch alone or doesn’t have any friends to play with during recess.

Maybe my children will be some of those kids.

Me with my own wonderful

More than anything, I want my children to be happy and to always know that I am proud of them! It doesn’t matter if they struggle in school. It’s okay if they aren’t the best on the baseball team (or didn’t even MAKE the baseball team). If my daughter doesn’t want to follow my footsteps and be a cheerleader, that’s perfectly fine. I want them to know that I love them and support whoever they are and whatever they want to do and be, as long as they try. I don’t want them to ever be scared to tell me something or worry that they will disappoint me.

This year, make sure to tell your mom and any mothers in your life just how special they are. Whether they have grown children or babies at home, whether they lost their only child in a car accident and no longer have any living children, whether they work full-time or stay at home – these women are all mothers. Thank them. Our moms, our grandmas, and even me and you – we deserve a HUGE thanks and a standing ovation because we work so hard to raise our kids to show love and respect. We are all heroes. We have the greatest and most important job in the world.

What does Mother’s Day mean to you? What mothers day lessons have you learned along the way?

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