What Being a Mom Means to Me

In celebration of Mother’s Day, I thought it would be fitting to tell you what motherhood means to me.  I thought for many years I would never be able to have children.  After many long year’s of procedures and fertility treatments and losing my first daughter, I was so incredibly excited to find out that I was pregnant with twins.  When I looked into their beautiful eyes for the first time , I had a full range of emotions and feelings and ideas and dreams,  I was so excited to be their mom.  As I held my babies in my arms for the first time, I realized what a huge responsibility I had before me, a responsibility I do not take lightly. 

I have tried to provide my children with insight into the important things in life.  I have tried to teach my children to always be good, always help other people, to be fair and to have a positive attitude.  I have tried to teach my children to set goals for themselves, find their talents and don’t be afraid to work hard.  I have tried to teach my children that there is a big world out there.  Travel, be adventurous and do not be afraid to take risks.  I have tried to teach my children the importance of strong values and morals.  I have tried to show my children how to be strong and honest, gentle and sensitive.  I have tried to demonstrate the importance of family. I have tried to set a good example that they can look up to.  I have tried to teach about love, sacrifice, loss and humility.   

I was told that it would be difficult to have a successful career, happy children and an exciting life.  Although it is often times very hard, it is totally doable.  I am very fortunate to have so many people in my support system that has allowed me to live the best life.  Everything has not always been unicorns and fairy dust.  It has been hard.  I have tried hard, cried hard and have often times been so busy taking care of everyone else’s needs that I have forgotten to take care of mine.  I have put myself last in almost every situation, most of the time. 

My children are now 17 years old and full of life and activity.  They are happy to be among their friends, sports and family.  They don’t need mom much anymore for the day to day needs. They have a strong foundation as they are growing into who they want to be.  

I want my children to see themselves as extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, strong and tenacious, creative and innovative, sensitive and kind, fun loving and witty.  I want them to be a leader, a thinker and a doer.  I want my children to always have as much confidence in themselves as I have in them.

I want to see them happy, laughing, striving for the best and inspiring others.  I want my kids to know I will always love them no matter what they do or how they 0think or what they say. They can always depend on my love, support, guidance and friendship every day.

I love being a mom.  By far the hardest, most rewarding thing I have ever done in my entire life. 

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