Labor Day honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the country.
Well, Mom, how about the labor of love? The definition says “It is a task done for pleasure, not reward.” Well, I disagree because as a Mom, we put in so many labor hours to care for our children that we have been blessed to call- our own. Many times after a long day at work, the last thing we want to do is be carpool soccer Mom or running our kids back and forth to band practice, tumbling, piano, cheer, football practice, and the list goes on and on.
We want our children to contribute to society in a positive way as we help them discover what their strengths are and share those with the world.
Out there in our world is the next child being shaped to become our new President one day and another child who may find the cure for Autism, or Alzheimer’s, or some other sad diagnosis.
When children are very young, we are completely sleep-deprived, yet, as a new parent we dream of what our beautiful child will become as we cuddle and rock them and do our best to protect them from cruelty outside our homes.
And you know the best part of this labor of love? All the L.O.L. ( laugh out loud) moments that we get to cherish as we collect them in our heart and recount them on the rainy days that we may feel sad or lonely. What is your best Labor of Love (L.O.L.) moment with the one you call – my child?