I have always loved being a mom and Mother’s Day has always meant so much to me. It means so much for a couple of reasons… First because I love my mom, Second, because it reminds me of how blessed I am to be a mom. I have two wonderful sons of whom I am very proud.
When I was a teenager I wished so badly to have a baby. I just knew if I had a baby to love and who would love me all of my childhood pain would disappear. I thank God today that He didn’t allow me to get pregnant.
When I was married the first time, I was so desperate to start a family. I wanted to show the world how to raise and love a child. We began trying less than a year after we were married. I had two miscarriages while with my first husband. We tried for nearly three years before we split up (for totally different reasons).
I never used birth control because it really messed me up. So getting pregnant was always a possibility. I met my boys’ dad and we were together 4 months when I got pregnant. I was so excited and scared at the same time. I wouldn’t allow myself to show the excitement because I was afraid I would jinx myself and miscarry again.
I loved being pregnant! It was the coolest thing ever. I remember the excitement the very first time i felt him move. I wasn’t plagued with morning sickness and I loved going into the produce section at the grocery store. I could smell every fruit as if I had it right up to my nose. It was great! When it was time, I had the most beautiful baby boy I had ever laid eyes on.
I absolutely love being a mom…. Three years later I had my second adorable son. Now they are 20 and 17. I still love being a mom. I miss having them depend on me for everything and I wish there were things I could go back and re-do for their sakes. However, they are the most awesome, loving, smart, talented boys a mom could ask for. I am proud to be their mom and I thank God for the opportunity to raise up some great young men.
Today, I wasn’t able to be with my boys but they called me and that meant a lot. I was with another wonderful mom, my mother-in-law. She has also raised a wonderful son, my husband. I hope that I can be a mom-in-law like her some day. She is my remodel for my future family. I love her with all my heart and I am so grateful to her for raising such an awesome man for me.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Proverbs 31:25-29 (NLT)
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise,
and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household
and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her.
Her husband praises her: “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”