Good morning all-
I'm getting ready to head out but wanted the chance to say Hi. It's almost Mother's Day! I just want to say thank you to all the mothers that sacrificed for their children and gave them the love they needed to love someone else. It's an honor to have a great mother and to be one. The only way we get there is through God's wisdom and love, so thank Jesus if your mother was all she could be.
I almost always dread this time of year. Since my mom passed away the feelings are more of dread than of joy. Only this year, I decided to change my attitude and rejoice in the loving gifts she bestowed on me. She made a beautiful family and that is a legacy. She nurtured my sons and because of it I owe her! I owe her to leave the same legacy and to be the woman she carefully cultivated.
My mother and I had a hard time when I was growing up. She was over-protective and I felt caged through the teenage years. I think she just thought it best. For the most part, it probably was but it caused great chaos in our house because we fought and I'm sure you know who won. Needless to say our relationship healed the minute I found out I was pregnant with my son. For some reason, feeling your child inside you makes you realize how much your own mother loved you. I started saying I'm sorry a lot and tried to heal the hurt I had caused through rebellion. I really wasn't that bad but my mom was strong and dominant, so any rebellion was too much.
Those years are imbedded into my head. They held tears, joy and smiles. They are the memories I cling to this Mother's Day as I remember the love she gave and the sacrifices she made for me, my brothers and my sons. She was a great woman and I miss her greatly. If I could only be as good a parent as she was but that's to be seen. I have my faults, just like she did and my hope is that one day my boys will see the love and devotion I have for them. The sacrifices have been great but they were always loved and taken care of by my mom. She was their world and she was mine too.
If your mother is still alive, seize the day. Show her how much she means to you by calling her, hugging her or just spending time with her. I can't tell you how many times I kick myself for not going to dinner or a movie with her. She was so special and any kindness I have came from her molding me and making me the woman you all know today.
Happy Mother's Day