Happy Mother's Day!!!!!
This is my 1st Mother's day. I actually never thought I would be able to celebrate this day as a mother. Last year, I remember being over my parents house on the back porch with my mom, husband, and new nephew. I held him in my arms and the tears began to fall. My mother said to me
"Mina, your time will come baby". I knew she could see straight to the desire of my heart. Who knew one year later that my time would come.
Each year I have a long list of women who I send Mother's day cards to. Being a mother is a gift that has been given. Not every woman is able to conceive and bear children. Motherhood is not to be taken lightly.
When I found out I was pregnant I remember feeling so lucky. Even after trying to conceive for almost 2 years I remember feeling that I was blessed because there were other women in the world who would never be able to be in the moment I was in. Each month as my baby grew I remember telling myself to cherish the time that I had with my baby. When it was confirmed that Mylah was a girl, I felt so proud to be able to say I had a daughter and I wanted to give her the life that my mother gave me. In my mind I ran through how I would discipline her, how I would comfort her if a boy broke her heart, how I would show her to stick up for herself and be a leader, I would push her to follow her dreams & show her that she would never be too young to begin to achieve greatness, and I would love her so much and tell her each day I had the chance.
I see so many women; Mothers, who are so lost. They don't have a clue & don't seem to comprehend what they've been given in their role as mother. Some seem as though motherhood is a joke or hassle. Being a mother is the hardest job a person can have. There are no yearly raises based on performance, no vacation or sick days, no one to cover your shift. Mothers must always been on top of things, always on their feet. Mothers have to be coach, mentor, doctor, chef, & nurse all at once. And some mother's never even get a "thank you", but some children also never even get a mother even though the woman who birthed them may be there.
Now that I am older I realize how hard it is to be a mother. An adult doesn't have to be a mother to see the sacrifices a mom makes for her child. Being a mother takes courage and maturity. It takes love and patience. Mothers must nurture & be compassionate. Mothers must also know how to forgive and provide guidance.
I woke up today to my daughter squirming around in her bassinet. I picked her up and looked at her in those big eyes. I smiled at her. I kissed her on the cheek and closed my eyes to soak up the moment. I woke up today; on Mother's day a mother to my own child. She has brought me so much happiness in these 7 weeks. I love that she is mine, I don't have to drop her off or wait for her mother to pick her up. She came from me, I carried her for 41 weeks and 2 days. I feed her, I change her diapers, I bathe her & talk to her, I worry about her. She is in my every thought. She has shown me that there is a love that is bigger than I could have ever imagined. She makes me want to be better, do better, achieve more, and keep going. She calms me and soothes me. She brings tears to my eyes for no reason. I will do all I can for her and more. I will go without before she will. I will protect her, I will speak for her, I will fight for her. I am Mylah's mother & that's something that no one can take from me.
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers! You are loved
Happy Mother's Day to all the women who have taken in a child and given them a home & love. Happy Mother's Day to all the women who have stepped up in the absence of another mother!
Happy Mother's Day to all the men who play the role of father & mother!(there are many out there)
Happy Mother's Day to all the women who are struggling to conceive! Stay positive
Happy Mother's Day to all the women whose children have been called home early-May you have peace in the memories you hold in your heart.
Happy Mothers Day to all the women who have adopted children!
Happy Mother's Day to all the women who chose life for their child!
Happy Mother's Day to all the women whose children were born with angel wings- You are a Mother and I celebrate you!
Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow Trisomy mothers!
Last but certainly not least, Happy Mother's Day to my mother. There are no words, no gifts, no Hallmark cards that could express my gratitude. You are my rock. You loved me first! You gave me guidance. You made the sacrifices for me and my sisters. You have always been strong and I know I can always come to you with anything! You continued to pray for me when I couldn't pray for myself! I know I couldn't have made it without you. You stayed by my side during my pregnancy. You cried with me and rejoiced with me! You were my shoulder to cry on and you cried with me. I know there were days when you didn't know if you could continue being strong but you did it for our family and for me! I couldn't ask for a better mother. GOD knew who I needed and why I would need you. I love you mama with all my heart and if I can be even half the mother & wife you are I know I will be great! Thank you for loving & protecting me. Thank you for being there when I needed you most and when I may have thought I could do it on my own! I LOVE YOU & I hope you enjoy your 31st Mother's Day!