I want to be a good person. I don’t need a lot of money. I don’t need to be the center of attention. I don’t need to be a version of what others think I should be. I just want to be me. I have loved being a mother. I want to be a good role model, even though my children are grown. I hope they understand some of the sacrifices I made when they were younger. I hope they always knew they were number one and that they were loved. I want to believe that every thing happens for a reason, and that goodness will outweigh the bad. I believe we all have a purpose and are unique individuals. I wish every child and every mother were told how special they are, and to know that ordinary people can do extra-ordinary things. I want everyone to be kind to others and be helpful. If a child stands before you and tests your patience, take a slow deep breath, and remember the life you carried. If a mother stands before you with anger, fear and resentment, take a slow deep breath and understand her pain. I want people to talk more and text less. I want more family dinners, and less take-out food. I want to see children play outside and feel the earth beneath their feet. I want everyone to read more and see the world through others eyes. I want everyone to hug more, laugh more and sit by the ocean. Share your sorrows with someone who loves you and have a good cry. Plant a garden and love what it gives back. Hold a baby again, share that miracle, and never lose faith. My wish for today? I wish every mother could see the love in her child’s eyes, just for her, and treasure that moment.
Article by Laurie Cesario-Overton