Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Being a Mom is a blessing. It’s challenging,. There are days when you feel like your heart is breaking. There are days of joy like no other. There are sleepless nights. There are dreams that do come true. Children are truly gifts from Father God.

If I have anyone on here that has been unable to have children, or has lost a child, I understand your pain to a point. But I would encourage you to open your eyes and see the “adopted children” that may not be yours but still consider you like a Mom. You are making s huge impact in their life, trust me.

And if I have anyone on here who has lost their Mom, I understand that grief. I lost my Mom when I was eight months old. But thankfully Father God brought many Mom’s into my life to help nurture and care for me as I grew up, and I’m sure He has done the same for you too in some way.

To my Sons and Daughter, thank you for being a part of my life. This day honestly feels more about you, than me. I love the three of you, more than I can fully express.

To my Mom’s;

Grandma, thank you for always being there, no matter what. I love you so much. Despite not having much, your heart for people proved that God provides in ways you would never think! Making small meals and taking them to the park for the homeless almost daily was such a love that no one could forget. You mean so much too me and I look forward to seeing you again!

Patricia, thank you for always being there for me. You helped raise me, and those are some of the most wonderful memories. I always felt so safe with you. I look forward to seeing you again!

“Aunt” Helen, you too were always there for me as well. I loved your kindness and simplicity. Thank you for teaching me that you can be happy with not much. I enjoyed you teaching me how to play 500 Rummy and just spending quality time with you. Those times impacted me so much.

Aunt Cheryl, even though we butted heads a lot, and I don’t necessarily feel very close to you, you and Uncle Tom brought me into your home when I was a rebellious, know it all teenager. You helped to pull me out of things I shouldn’t have been in and if you had not, who knows how my life would have turned out.

For that I thank you.

And to my Mother In Law, even though we don’t see eye to eye, and don’t get along I’m grateful to be part of your Family. You’ve taught me how to properly set a table, some recipes, and honestly how not to treat my Children’s future Spouses. Thank you for that, truly. I can understand how “threatening” another woman in our Son’s lives COULD feel, how jealously COULD creep in and how disdain could come out of it, if left unattended. That will be one of my greatest lessons from you.

To my actual Mom, Teresa.

I have heard nothing but wonderful things about you, and I cannot wait to see you again! One of your greatest gifts to me, besides life, is my Sister Carol. She is one of the most amazing people I know and cherish. We definitely know where our goofy, silly, “weird ways” come from! And for that, I thank you.