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May 12, 2012
May 10, 2013 4:33 PM
Being the mother of young children is harder than going to work in an office! You needed that day off when they were young, and there is no reason to feel guilty. Also, mothers (and fathers) of special needs children of any age, need time to themselves. When my son was little I gave my husband the day off on Father's Day every year for several years. He was the envy of several other father's of young children. In any event, may you have a very healthy and Happy Mother's Day!
May 14, 2012 11:30 PM
Happy Mothers Day Lori!!!
May 14, 2012 9:42 PM
true but that's life
Beautiful Lori, there are just different stages in life. Needing a break is so normal and healthy with young children. But I fear this generation of women, kolel wives included, will truly suffer later that they coudln't be home for their kids. Quality time doesn't do it. I see my children juggling and it pains me. What will they speak about when the kids move on as young adults? We're happy to see that but glad we were a strong part of their foundation. Hatzlacha and happy mother's day!
May 14, 2012 1:45 AM
I hear you but
To me this is a day that hallmark invented and a day to make kids feel guilty if they don't visit or call on this particular day. LIke my Rabbi says, every day is mother and father's day (comm. #5).So if one is blessed enough to have that special relationship that your kids call (if they live far away) or visit regularly, then you don't need this day to make your kids travel extra in extra traffic. The day is for the kids who need to do teshuva for not appreciating and spending time with their parents. Great, one day fills the hole the mother (and father) feels the rest of the year when they're "too busy."
Yes, I have one daughter who lives in Md, and one who lives 1hr away. Yeah, I would love to see my MD family much more but mother's day doesn't make it any keener. My other one I see once a week, and both of them I talk to every day sometimes more that once.
Yeah, I visited my mother because Hallmark said I'd better, even though I see my mother once a week and call her every day. So I'm sure you feel the way you do about your kids even when it's not "mother's day". When you love your kids the name of the day really doesn't matter.
May 13, 2012 2:57 PM
Thanks for the message...
Very sweet message, Lori. (Although, I do think you needed a day off in the past - everyone does!!!)
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