On this Mother’s Day 2015, as always, I feel blessed to be the mother of two amazing adult children, a daughter and a son. Since the moment I knew that each child was growing inside my body, I have been in awe of the precious gift of motherhood. I feel honored that my children chose me and trusted me, out of all the women on this Earth, to be their mother; to be the caretaker of their souls while they’re here, to nurture them, to love them, to teach them, to inspire them, to shelter them, to laugh with them and cry with them, to be a constant source of strength and reliability for them.
As I do every year on Mother’s Day, I will look forward to reading the cards of love and appreciation they both send me; cards with the most beautiful, heartfelt hand-written sentiments; words that will bring tears to my eyes and swell my heart with pride, and I will thank God with every fiber of my being for the awesome miracle bestowed upon my life; my most precious gifts – my daughter and son.
Wishing All the Beautiful, Devoted, Loving Mothers of the World a very Happy Mother’s Day.
I did not write the following poem, Being Your Mother, but I found it, love it, and want to share it with you.
“Being Your Mother”
Written by Barbara Cage
Being your Mother
means that I have had the opportunity
to experience loving someone
more than I love myself.
I have learned what it’s like
to experience joy and pain
your accomplishments touch me
and thrill me like no one else’s can.
It has brought me
a few tears and heartaches at times,
but it has taught me hope and patience.
It has shown me the depth,
strength, and power of love.
Being your mother
hasn’t always been easy,
and I’m sure
I’ve said or done things that have hurt or confused you.
But no one has ever made me as satisfied
as you do just by being happy.
No one has made me as proud as you do just by living up to your responsibilities.
No one’s smile
has ever warmed my heart
like yours does;
no one’s laughter
fills my heart with delight
as quickly as yours can.
No one’s hugs feel as sweet,
and no one’s dreams
mean as much to me as yours do.
No other memories of bad times have miraculously
turned into important lessons or humorous stories;
the good times have become precious treasures
to relive again and again.
You are a part of me,
and no matter what happened in the past
or what the future holds,
you are someone
I will always accept,
forgive, appreciate, adore,
and love unconditionally.
Being your mother
means that I’ve been given
one of life’s greatest gifts: you.