I don’t think I can let Mother’s Day go by without taking the time here to expressly be thankful for my mom. I am who I am today because of her influence on my life.
She always did her very best, I can say that with complete confidence. Hearing her now tell stories of those years and being saddened that she hadn’t done more makes me so thankful that I never felt that way. I look back and am so grateful for all that she did. I know that as a teenager, I acted out on many occasions thinking that she was harsh or unfair. I am SO thankful now for the boundaries my dad and her set up for me.
They loved me so unconditionally and made sure I knew it. There was and is no doubt in my mind of that. I didn’t get away with everything because of that. What a true blessing!
All the lessons she has taught me has prepared me for the journey of motherhood I’m now on. I see so much of her in me – so many good things. I know it’s okay for me to let my daughter explore her individuality and it’s also okay to nurture her and tell her that I’m always here if she needs me. My mother taught me that.
My mom loves my dad so much. I see it in their laughter, the passion that they both have for their family and the way they treat each other right. She taught me that often the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and now I always have a go-to gal for recipes .
I felt the prayers my mom prayed for me. I felt them when I disobeyed, when I was tempted and when I felt lost and lonely. I felt them on my wedding day and on the day of my daughter’s birth. I can only pray that I am half the mother that my mom was to me.
I am so thankful. What a lucky girl I am to have such an amazing mother and that our relationship is so extremely close. I don’t feel worthy but I know God gave me such an amazing mom for a reason. I pray that I take everything she has taught me and apply it to my relationship with my own daughter.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom! I love you!