A mother’s message

To my Mom,

First off, I want to thank you. I’ve always known that you loved me but until I had my own child, I don’t think I ever realized how much. Of course, I love you to death. You are one of my best friends. I am a part of you and will always carry you with me. Still, as intense as my love is for you, I know that it is different from the way you have loved me. I was a colicky baby who turned into a difficult teenager. Since becoming a mother, I realize the dedication, love, support, time, and forgiveness it takes to be a good mother. I know that sometimes I’ve push you to the edge, and yet despite how nasty I’ve been at times in my life, you have nothing but love for me. From the moment that a baby is conceived, a mother starts to sacrifice. You give your body to your unborn baby. From the time that I was born, you have given me your life.

I want you to know that I appreciate all that you have done for me. I know sometimes you have felt that maybe you should have done more with your life than raise us but I’m here to tell you that you should never look back with regret. I have amazing memories of growing up. You are in all of them. You have instilled in me the foundation of who I am. Being a good mother is no small feat. I’m proud of who I am today. I’m proud of our relationship. I’m proud to call you my mother. Of course you have taught me right from wrong, but more importantly, you have taught me about patience, dedication, trust, understanding, and unwavering love.

Today I want to thank you.

To my children,

A single day does not go by that I don’t thank God for you. My beautiful son who is so full of life. You are such a precious gift. Sometimes I find it frightening to love someone this much. I would give my life for you without a single hesitation. You are the biggest blessing that your father and I could have ever asked for. I tell you I love you each and every day but I know that you will never know how much. My life was forever changed for the better the moment you were conceived. I know that we’ve had some tough days and that many more lay ahead but I also know that regardless of what happens, you are my flesh and blood, and I love you.

To my unborn child, I knew the moment that I found out that I was pregnant that you were a gift from God. You were conceived only 4 months after my ovarian surgery on a month that seemed highly unlikely for you to be conceived. I didn’t know I was pregnant until I took a test. I remember telling your Dad that if I was actually pregnant then it was God telling me that He’s in control and I don’t know everything that I think I do. Clearly, I got the message. Although we haven’t yet met, I look forward to holding you in my arms. I am so thankful for you and curious to know who you are. All I know is that you have a Mommy, Daddy, and big brother who already love you. You are going to love your big brother.

Today, I am thankful. If all I do in this life is raise my children to be good, loving people then I will have to know that what I did in this world was worth it. I am thankful for each day that we have together.

Being your mother has been the greatest gift of my life.

Happy Mother’s Day with love.

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