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Yesterday was Mother’s Day, I loved seeing all the posts of flowers, cards, breakfast in bed and family brunch. The well wishes from loved ones hoping I had a wonderful Mother’s Day were very sweet and I replied in kind.

My thoughts were also on those who’s kids and/or husbands did nothing for them, seeing their posts of disappointment and how they hated feeling that way as they fought back tears.

My heart breaks for those who felt missed, unimportant or who are dealing with estrangement either physical or emotional. Relationships are hard, they can get messy and these types of holidays only highlight the pain for those who are in a severed relationship either by choice or death. My heart also breaks for the women who want so badly to be a mother but cannot and would give anything to be missed on Mother’s Day only if it meant being missed by the children she wants so badly but for whatever reason that joy has not been granted to her.

I want to validate each and every woman who felt less than yesterday or missed for whatever reason. We are not defined by a made up holiday nor, does this day prove how amazing we are. How strong are we? We somehow manage to keep a semblance of ourselves after sacrificing so much for everyone else throughout the entire year, making sure no one feels “missed” on their birthday or Father’s Day or any other day for that matter. We work hard to keep the peace, be the cook, the chauffeur, the counselor, the healer, the comforter, the educator, we wear many hats.

We are sunflowers, we are resilient, we are radiant in the sun,we are rooted firmly in the ground and we bloom wherever we are planted.

My skin beauties I want you to go do something today that reminds you of how beautiful and strong and resilient you are. Self-care is a vital part of being a mom. We must give to ourselves in order to give back to the others in our life. I encourage you to have a gratitude journal, meditate/pray, yoga, go for a walk, get into nature, get a facial 🙂

Much love, blessings and skincare,

Sherena Jarvi L.E. xo