“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
I have a 2-page spread in this 2009 issue of Essence Magazine. Of course, I was elated to be featured, but I went from elated to nearly maddened by excitement when I saw that First Lady Michelle Obama and her ride-or-die Mom, Marian Shields Robinson graced the cover. I often wonder—with the rigors of the type of schedule that comes with her position, and her role as grandmother to two brilliant girls—what Mrs. Obama does to remind her mother to make time for herself. I wonder that because that’ part of my own inner dialogue too. And I have a sneaking suspicion that Mrs. Obama and I (see how I made it sound like she’s my homegirl? hehe!) aren’t the only person who feels that their mother should make more time for herself.
My mother, a vibrant and fun-loving being, is a master at making time for everyone else. She’s always thinking about what she can do to help someone be better in some way, and her emotional investment in her children and grandchildren couldn’t be measured by even millions or billions!
If you’re blessed enough to have a mother figure like that in your life, whether you grew in her womb, or in her daughter’s womb, or whether she and you share no biological ties, but enjoy a deep spiritual connection, you know how much that means to your life.
I’ve got a Mother’s Day offer just for those of us who have benefited from the listening ear, the honest discussion, the love, and the compassion of mother figures in our lives.
Give your mother figure the ultimate Time-for-Self gift with Radical Self-Expression Course. You can CLICK HERE to go straight to the special discount link.