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As a child, I probably took for granted everything my mother did.  I did not realize the magnitude of her sacrifice to raise my brother and me.

As I became a mother myself 22 years ago, I truly understood the true definition of motherhood.  Being a mother encompasses it all.  Motherhood has changed my life and allowed me to experience real joy, patience, giving, caring, deep pain, immeasurable happiness, and fearless strength.

For the past 6 years, I have been working with foster children and it pained me to see what certain kids are going through without the love and care of their biological mother.  I came to the sad conclusion that although women can bear kids, it takes a special woman to be a mother and nurture for a child.

Often, we desired to become a mother, and we only pictured the joy that our child would bring us. The reality is completely different from that dream. Once the doctors placed that little baby in our arms, our lives change forever; everything else becomes secondary.  We must provide everything for our child who is totally dependent on us.  No matter how prepared we are, we will face instances where we have no clues on what to do, but only our love and caring nature we help us take the best action.

In America, they are celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend.  I want to take a minute to salute all the wonderful women who play the rewarding task of a mother.  Motherhood is a daily celebration as mothers relentlessly thrive to give the best to their children.

To all the beautiful and powerful mothers out there, now, let’s take a minute to pause and recognize that we have done an amazing job raising, loving, and caring for our kids.

Happy Mother’s Day to us!

We are special, we are awesome, we are mothers and we rock!

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27 COMMENTS

  1. It’s amazing how much your world changes when you become a mother! I was a pretty easy kid for the most part, but it still gave me a new respect for everything my parents did for me growing up and still do now. My mom was only 20 when I was born, so they were young! Your comment about anyone giving birth but only special ones being a mother makes me think of the country song “It Takes a Man” by Chris Young. Even though it’s about fathers, not mothers, it’s the same concept. If you haven’t heard it, you should take a listen! Chris Young is my favorite singer.

  2. I totally agree with you being a mom is very tasking and demanding. I also don’t really appreciate what my mum did for I and my siblings back then but now I know and I appreciate her everything. Kudos to all the genuine mom’s out there.

  3. I am happy to read that you work with forster children. You are doing great job <3 I appreciate all those people who play the role of mother for everyone and not only for their biological kids. Happy Mother's Day 🙂

  4. I want to be like my mom (except for her perfectionist side) because I looked up to her as a caring, selfless person who made us her priority. She is deeply religious and her faith and prayers saved me from countless unfavorable events. I wish she was still alive. Mother’s Day for me this year was sad. I spent two hours just crying over her grave.

  5. It is indeed a fulltime and comprehensive role. And as a father of four I can attest to the fact that the nuturing and guiding continues well on past those early childhood years

    • I agree, John, and I can tell you there are some awesome fathers that fulfill their role to the max when a mom is absent.

  6. That’s so amazing that you worked with foster kids. I had friends do that and it was tough but it was rewarding at the same time. Hope you had the most amazing Mother’s Day.

  7. I agree with you so much! Me too I took for granted what my mother did as a child! I struggled to become pregnant and then struggled with several miscarriages. I put all my life aside to focus on becoming a mom, you talk about a change! Now I’m a mom 100% I have been through all those phases and emotions you mention!

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