To my sisters, who have become such incredible mothers themselves and models for many of the things I do with my own boys, I will start my day with a quality cup of strong coffee as a reminder that, no matter how busy and hectic being a mother can be, to always take a moment to myself before starting a busy day. My sisters can appreciate a good cup of coffee the way I can appreciate and savor a great glass of wine.
To my mother in law, I will enjoy a glass of Diet Pepsi while playing with the boys this afternoon to remind me of how very sweet it is to see your relationship with your grandsons develop, and as a thank you for doing such a good job raising the amazing man that I call my hubby!
For my grandmother, I will celebrate happy hour this afternoon with a fresh Margarita (on the rocks) to celebrate life, happiness, and family.
For my mother, there are so many things I could toast to that remind me of you. A never-ending cup of decaf coffee consumed any time of the day. A shot of good quality tequila in the evening to get the party started. A Black Russian for sweetness and a little kick. All of these remind me of you! You have given me patience, strength, and hopefully someday I will adopt your wisdom, so perhaps I should drink all three of these since it seems to have worked out for you 😉
And finally to toast to myself, and to all the other women and mothers in my life (whether you have children or not), I will toast to you this afternoon with a glass of Champagne; the real stuff… the good stuff… because I deserve it and so do you!
Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing women in my life!