‘I realized it was Mother’s Day only two days before. It felt extra special to dress up in honor of their mother.’: Dad of 7 who forgot Mother’s Day says ‘you worth celebrating every day of the year’

“I really wanted to post something meaningful and encouraging for all the moms here before Mother’s Day, but I got stuck in the Coronavirus time-warp, realizing only two days before Mother’s Day that it was… two days before Mother’s Day.

So, if there was one thing that I would say to encourage mothers any other day of the year (which may actually be more meaningful for some), it’s this:

You are wonderful and worth celebrating every other day of the year too. Every day.

You are worth celebrating today.

And you have the right to do something FOR YOU every other day of the year too. You have that right every day.

You have the right to do something for you today.

And tomorrow.

If you read this and feel guilty about the prospect of doing something for yourself, then consider that it’s important for you to model this for your children. Do it for your children, and keep at it, until you some day you realize that you want to look out for your own needs for you – as well as for your children.

You are important. You matter. You are deserving of good things. Your needs do matter.

Every day.

Today.

Right now.

~ Jeremy, dad of 7, soon to be 8

Note: For Mother’s Day this year, the kids really wanted to do a fancy night. So, we made some hors d’oeuvres, got all dressed up, lit a couple candles, and had ourselves a fancy time in the comfort of our own home (expect for taking a few pics outside because the lighting was way better than in our house). It felt extra special to dress up in honor of their mother.”

Courtesy Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Jessica and Jeremy Martin-Weber of We’re All Human Here. Follow We’re All Human Here  on Instagram here. The article originally appeared here. Submit your story here, and be sure to subscribe to our best love stories here.

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