In honor of Mother's Day, I wanted to do a post as my way of honoring all moms, grandmas, great grandmas, stepmoms, moms to be and all those who have the "momitude". Often there are those women who just take on that role of "mothers" giving advice, helping out, acting like moms but not really moms at all. We love you too.
Unfortunately my own mom passed away over 20 years ago and her death has left a void in my life. If you have lost your mom, you know what I mean. They may be gone physically but still they are in your heart. There is nothing like a mother's love. It seems though we never appreciate all our moms did and who they were until we are moms ourselves. We finally realize the sacrifice and devotion it takes to raise responsible children, to nuture them, teach them right from wrong, and help them through the disappointments and rejections in life. It isn't a job it is a vocation that never takes a day off.
If you are a mom, grandma or any of the above, I praise you for all you do. The days are long and the work is endless. It is the hardest job on the planet but the rewards are worth it. You get to be part of watching another human being develop and grow into an adult. You get to share in their journey from infancy into womanhood or manhood. You are part of the miracle of birth or are blessed to be parents to someone elses child.
When I had my first child, I was very young compared to today's standards. I loved being a mom and still do. It is my greatest joy. I never wanted a career or to be famous just to be somebody's mom. I love babies and little children but those little children don't stay little for very long. They grow up and get married. So what starts out as being a mom can lead to becoming a grandma. All the hard work of raising your own children was well worth it when your child blesses you with a grandchild. When you hold that grandbaby in your arms for the first time, there are no words to describe the feeling.
My granddaughter Hannah is now 11 and such a blessing in my life. I couldn't wish for a sweeter, more loving granddaughter than her. She has the heart of an angel. She is so sensitive to others and very caring and loving. I am so touched by the things she does and says. She has many talents and is gifted in her school work as well as in drawing. I pray that she will always keep the sweet spirit that dwells within her.
So in honor of Mother's Day I want to leave you with this poem that I've had for a very, very long time. I don't know who wrote it but I feel it is appropriate. Your children are everything, but wait, the other surprise is just around the corner.
The Love and Devotion I Gave To My Child
I Thought I Could Give To No Other
But Life Had A Wonderful Surprise For Me
The Day I Became A Grandmother
I wish you all a very blessed Mother's Day and may it be filled with the love of your family who will shower you with appreciation for each and every thing you do. May you have a day of peace and tranquility, relaxation and pampering as you deserve the best. Without mothers, our world would never know the true meaning of unconditional love.
Until next time, remember a mother's love is never failing, never lacking and always present.