You guys know that this Sunday is Mother's Day, right?!
I remember when my first child was born, I didn't know how to be a great mom. In fact, I knew nothing whatsoever about being a mom! However, when I looked at that sweet face, I knew that I was going to be the best mom I knew how to be. I was going to be just like my mom!
She had experience. She had love. She had compassion. She was kind. She knew how to be a great mom and I wanted to be just like her! She was an expert! After all, she had raised me and I didn't turn out half bad, at least for most of my life, (but that is for another story at another time.)
I was not the "perfect" mom by anyone's standards. I didn't know everything or do everything right. Heck! I'm still not sure that I got ANYTHING right. I do know this: Being a mom to my children is one of the greatest gifts and one of the toughest challenges. It was hard, but so worth it. Did I say "was"? I will always be a mom. Even when my kids don't think that they need me anymore, I'll be there. Even when they back-sass me and I get angry, I will still be their mom. Even on days that they would rather I not be, I will be their mom. I like it that way.
I now understand my own mother better and I am sure I have brought her to tears through my escapades and brought laughter at my naivety and mistakes as a parent. But, I know for sure that even when we don't see eye to eye, she loves me more than I will ever know and I love her more than that.
Happy Mother's Day!
Author:Becky Conway Phone: 936-524-4603 Dated: May 4th 2015 Views: 556 About Becky: ...
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