Mother’s Day – What It Means To Me

I should really entitle todays post “Coping With Change!” Then I began thinking, that is exactly what every mother does. From the day she brings home her sweet-smelling bundle of joy to the day she sits and watches them say I do; change…..and cope!

I never really thought about this part of my life; I always enjoyed my children at each stage they where in. If you are not aware I have 4 amazing children ranging from ages 29 years to 17 years. My two sons are getting married in a few weeks; within 3 weeks of one another. Right in the middle of the two weddings my baby is graduating high school. We are also trying to prepare her for college while my oldest daughter is preparing to move some 1,160 miles away. Soooo change is a happening at the Hersey Home for sure!

My Family

Therefore, change is running around in this mother’s mind every day. How do I cope with the change of not having my daughters around? How do I cope with the change of my sons not needing me any longer? How do I cope with being an empty nester, and how does my poor hubby cope with a woman who has made her entire life about her children, who finds herself no longer having the duties of a mom. Now before you think I am not happy or proud about all the events taking place – I AM! I am just learning how to walk into a new season in my life – ALL AT ONCE! 🙂

As a child, mother’s day for me meant spending it honoring my mother. Today I still feel the same way. However, now that I have children of my own I pick a separate day and spend it with my mom. We already spent our day looking through a book I had made for her on Shutterfly about our year as annual pass holders at Walt Disney World and a certificate giving us another year of memories! It was a great day of laughs, memories, a few tears and excitement of the years expectations. {click here to see the electronic version of the book I made my mom on Shutterfly. It looks pixelated online but in person it is perfect!}

My mom at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival
My mom at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

I am leaving you this Mother’s Day poem:

Real Mothers
Real Mothers  don’t eat quiche; they don’t have time to make it.
Real Mothers  know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers  often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers  know that dried Playdough doesn’t come out of carpet.
Real Mothers  don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers  sometimes ask “why me?” and get their answer when little voice says, “because  I love you best.”
Real Mothers  know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade.
It is marked by  the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mom.
– Anonymous      

I have had the progression of Mama to Mommy to Mom and now I will make the progression of this new time in my life. I survived years of lost kitchen utensils, messy floors, and who knows what sucked up into the vacuum cleaner – I know I can survive this! No matter where you are in your stage as a mom, I want to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy every second of your day!

Until next time,

Enjoy your day, your family, and your home! ❤


The Adored Home


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  1. Hi! I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Bouquet of Three Awards at simpleighorganized


    1. Wow! Thank you very much! I really am honored!


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