Mothers Are More Than Mothers
When I think about my mother and Mother’s day, I always think about how much she’s done for me. I don’t just mean about raising me, supporting me and loving me (which by the way is a lot already), but inspiring me. I am inspired by who she is as a person. She’s amazing and I respect her so much.
I think we sometimes forget that our mothers are also people. They can seem like superheroes or guardian angels with their immense compassion, understanding, and unselfishness. But, they are humans too. Like you and me, they have their strengths, faults, talents, failures, successes, history, loves, and complications.
When it comes to weddings, mothers tend to get lumped into that parent category which does make sense given that they are parents and that is their role in the wedding, but they’re more than that. Don’t forget that mothers are people too. They have quirks and desires and faults and feelings. While they are not the most important people in the wedding (that’s reserved for you, the couple), they are more than just your parents.
When you’re planning your wedding, remember that your mom (and your parents) is a person and while they’d probably do anything for you, don’t force them to. Think of them not only as your mom but as another adult friend and treat them accordingly with respect, love and as an equal. Don’t just have them do things for you, but with you. This can change the way you see them, but in a good way. You’ll discover more about them and if possible, perhaps love them even more.
(Photo credit: Christie Pham Photography)
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