This day tends to be for the Mother’s in our lives, but for the past two years ( Since Jagger was born) It also has become a day where a husband appreciates their wife.
As I drew out a card for Jagger and wrote what I thought an appreciative son of a year and a month would say to their mother, I came to the realization that I often have to much love for my wife then what I can sometimes express to her on a daily basis. To often do we get sidetracked, overwhelmed, and lost in our daily routines to actually appreciate the things that matter most in our lives.
A wife or husband takes on a new role after they become a parent to your child. They take on new responsibilities. Somewhere, hidden deep within the late nights, early wake ups, long days, crying babies, and everyday life, do we start to realize how important it is to have this other person by our side. You start to realize the things they do, and the things you can’t do without them. Your appreciative of this, but to often we don’t express our feelings until we need to write it out within a card on some holiday.
I would like to think she knows I’m appreciative of all that she does, but at times I feel like I can probably express that more. Besides the duties she takes on as a mother, I begin to realize the duties she takes on for the family. A family that wouldn’t be a family without her. A family where we lean on her for support and comfort.
I could go into a long rant on why men are sometimes men, and why we don’t often express ourselves openly to the ones we love, but that’s for a different post. Though I may not say it, I need her to know I mean to every second of the day. Though I may not show it, I need her to know I would not be where I am today without her. And though I may not express it enough, I need her to know she is everything that makes us a family.
So yes, today is Mother’s Day. A day where a son or daughter can express how important their mother is to them. But it’s also a day for us husbands, boyfriends, and partners, to fully appreciate everything our other halves mean to us.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I hope it was a good one.