I would like to dedicate this to all the mothers out there. As a mother myself, I like many of you experience many different emotions that come with being a mom. Parenting has its challenges but at the end of the day those challenges are small in comparison to the pleasure that comes with seeing your child smile!
My son is 8 years old. I have enjoyed every age with my son. Every step of the way has been a learning experience for both him and I. Being a mother has been the most amazing thing that I have experienced in my life. The love for a child can not be explained.
I love watching my friends have children because you see the spark in their eye as they feel the bond. When my girlfriends and I get together it is so interesting to me to see how their lives have changed since they have become a mom.
Although you don’t get as much time to yourself as a mother, you really only “raise” your child for a short period. You need to do what you can in that time. I strive to raise my son to be a respectful, honest, polite person. I can only give him the tools to be the best that he can be. Eventually it will be up to him what he does with the lessons I have taught him. He is and will be his own person and I may not agree with some of the decisions he makes along the line but I need to be there for him. That’s what being a mother is about. Doing the best you can with the short time you have to mold your child and then pray for the best.
My son is an amazing child that seems to know just what to say to melt me. The other morning I woke up early and was working on my computer. About an hour later he woke up and came looking for me. When he found me in the dining room, he said “Mom I wanted to cuddle with you in your bed.” I said that I was in the middle of something and he just gave me a look that I couldn’t resist. I dropped everything and went and laid down with him. All he wanted was a simple five minutes of mom time.
I am sure I am not the only one that gets caught up in a million things and when your child asks you for something you respond with “Not now,” “Maybe later,” or “I’m busy.” We need to be mindful and realize that taking 5 minutes away from what you’re doing is not going to bother anyone. Be present in your child’s life. These memories you are building now, will stay with them forever.
Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, Godmothers, & Stepmothers!