To my boys…. Sitting here, alone in the dark as I type this and reflect on this Sunday being Mother’s Day, I’m overwhelmed with joy at being your mother. Both of you boys, both of you, are so wonderful, and give me so much joy. I watch you both sleep, so peacefully in your beds, and I’m amazed and so humbled that God has given you both to me. It brings tears to my eyes to know how much God has entrusted me with, and I don’t want to fail you. I want to be the best mother I can possibly be, and I am sorry for all the times I fall short. I promise to always admit my mistakes, to let you know that I’m human, too, and to treat you both with fairness. You are both my treasures, and I want you to feel it in the way I interact with you everyday.
To my mother, thank you… we may not have always agreed in the past, but you were and still are, an amazing woman. I find myself thinking about the things you said when I was a child in your house all the time since I left 8 years ago. You single-handedly planted so many words of wisdom, so many biblical truths that I still cling to in my heart where they took root, and have blossomed into a garden of wisdom that has guided me so well in these past years. You planted those seeds, you nurtured them when they were tender young shoots, and watered them for years – never giving up on me, even when I was rebellious and pushed you past your limits, you still loved me and always fought for the best for me.
You helped me become the woman God is making me to be, the mother I want to be to your grandchildren. You were able to admit your mistakes, you were always ALWAYS so honest with me about every question I had concerning life. And I am SO GRATEFUL to you. We still don’t always see eye to eye, but I am so much more in love with you than I’ve ever been, and the love just keeps growing for you. You did so well, Mom, and I am so proud that I can call you my mom. Thank you for setting such a wonderful, godly model, even in your imperfections, you were able to teach me humility and wisdom in knowing that I will never be the perfect mother.
To my husband, thank you!!! Thank you for making me your wife, and giving me these children to raise!!! You have given me so much joy in being your wife, in getting to support you emotionally and be there for you physically, I absolutely love being your wife, and try to never take it for granted. You bring me so much happiness everyday with your carefree atttitude, and addictive, teasing playfulness. You bring happiness to our boys as they simply adore you!
I’m so honored to have had your children. You were there with me the day an Ob-GYN told me I would likely never be able to have children. The shock of hearing those words at the young age of 22 was jarring. But she was wrong. So very wrong. God’s blessed us with 2 healthy, beautiful boys – thank you for being the kind of man I want them to grow up and become. You are already teaching our oldest so many things about being a man, about true masculinity, you set such a great example for him to walk in your footsteps.
Thank you for your sacrifice, for providing so well for us that I am able to stay at home with them for this short time…. Because of you, I’m able to see every smile of our babies’, every milestone they hit, capture it on camera or video for you, and really enjoy this time with them before they go to school. So thank you, again, so much, for this gift of being the mother of your children.
It really is, such a happy, happy Mother’s Day. ❤
“Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court..”