Tomorrow is arguably my favorite day of the year!

family May 11, 2019

While it’s not my birthday or Christmas,  it’s Mother's Day, and for four reasons it’s super special for me.

Motherhood is the realization of a dream.  On one of our first dates, my husband and I went to the village in New York City and we sat and we had lunch. I remember telling him very flatly that I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and that was my dream. He coughed up his drink and wasn't quite sure I meant. It's something that’s unfamiliar to many in our young, Black community, but I was adamant that I wanted to be the mom who was available to her children whenever they needed me and especially immediately after school. I wanted to make sure that I was at all my kids events. I wanted to make sure that I was the one they could see as a consistent support in their lives.

So for me, Mother's Day is much more than a spa and brunch and flowers - although I like all those things -  it's also a celebration of a dream that gradually becoming more and more about legacy. These are my children, and who they become and what they do in the world -- their legacy -- cannot be separated from my dream. I thank my son for making my a mother on August 31, 2004, and thank all my daughters for arriving in summer 2012.  They are my legacy. They are my dream.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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