As a Mother, I have learned what it is to be a "MOM". It is so much than I could have ever imagined. It is definitely the hardest job that I absolutely love. It's amazing once you become a mom how much you appreciate your own mother and what you put her through.
I've read many Mother's Day quotes recently and a few have really hit home. In particular, "Being a mother is learning about Strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with Fears you didn't know existed."-Linda Wooten. I find this quote to be so true. I am terrified when my children are sick, hurt, at a friends, at school, or just anytime in general. I also have learned that I am so much stronger than I ever imagined because I have to be there for my children and do what is necessary, no matter the circumstances.
As a Mother, you look at so many things differently. From the house cleaning, to packing lunches, to bedtime stories, kissing away boo boo's, to cooking dinner, they all mean we are blessed to have children to take care of which gives us the joy of being called "Mom". A quote from Chelsea Lee Smith is a perfect reminder of how much we have to be grateful for.
"I am grateful for: Early wakeups = Children to love
House to clean = Safe place to live
Laundry = Clothes to wear
Dirty dishes = Food to eat
Crumbs under the table = Family meal
Shopping to do = Money to use
Toilets to clean = indoor plumbing
Lots of noise = Kids having fun
Endless questions = Kids learning
Getting into bed sore & tired = I'm still alive
As a mother, you learn to be so unselfish. You instantly sacrifice any and everything for your children. I now realize all of the sacrifices that my mom made for me. She stopped being herself and became a "Mom".
As a Mother, I often open my mouth and my mother comes out. I have realized how very blessed I am to be able to be a mom to my children and to still have my mom and everything she has done for me. If I can be half the mom she has been, I will feel successful.
Wishing everyone the best Mother's Day. Cherish Every Moment with your children and Mom this year :-)