"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
If there's one thing I learned from my mother growing up, I learned how to express love for my children in abundance. I always knew as a child that I was loved... my mother made certain of that. And now as a mom, I realize that's not as easy as it seems. Days grow long, patience fades and sometimes, life is rocking your boat when all you want are calm seas.
Some days being a mom means following behind, picking up what's spilling out of the basket and pressing ahead on what seems like a long road. But the journey shared with those you love and treasure the most makes it completely worth it.
Happy Mother's Day, Mom.