Mother’s Day means so many different things to just as many different people. Some celebrate being a mother, some celebrate their own mothers, some celebrate both and there are those that celebrate the mother figures in our lives that represent what it truly means to be a mother. I’m very lucky in that I can celebrate all of these things on this special day. I have wonderful children, a great mother and those who have mentored me in ‘motherly’ ways.
I wanted to share some of those moments and give proper thanks to the person who made me a mother in the first place, my son, Jesse. He is the one who taught me how to be a mother and he has also showed me how I have failed as a mother as well. It is through these failures that I have become better as a mother, a parent and a mentor. For me, being a mother is one of my greatest joys in life, and I thank you Jesse for allowing me to become one in the first place.
I am fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with my wonderful twin girls and because of my experience with Jesse and unfortunately not being able to stay home with him when he was younger, it is now that I savor every moment I have with my girls. Even though there are occasional tears and tantrums, I get to see so much more of the love and dependence that they have for me and I adore all the hugs, kisses and “Maman, I love you!” that I get every day. So thank you, all of my children, because being a mom and especially being your mom makes me so very happy I don’t think I can ever express words that actually make that feeling come to life. I love you all!
“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray