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!