A tribute to my mother #PutYourHeartToPaper
Motherhood changes things. As a mother I now know the meaning of unconditional love. I place the needs of another far above my own and know that I will make any sacrifice necessary to ensure the best for my child. I also know the importance of loving self. As a divorced single mother I work to maintain balance - loving myself, my child and even searching for romantic love. It isn’t easy. I do the absolute best that I can and although I may fall short, overall I believe that I do a pretty good job of it.
As Mother’s Day approaches I think of my own mother. As mothers our paths have been different in some ways but vastly familiar in others. She and my father divorced when I was young but like me, she really was a “single” married woman long before it officially ended. She also juggled caring for me and the household with help from her mother. When I was 7 my mother returned to school, attained a college degree, entered the workforce and provided for me. She paved a road for me that enabled me to follow and achieve all of my goals and dreams.
My mother’s strength is beyond measure. For over two decades she battled a chronic illness that had her at death’s door on more than one occasion. And although I am an adult with a child of my own, I still reach out to her for advice, approval and support. I am blessed to have her. It is difficult to find the words to convey what she means to me.
My mother is my rock, my foundation, my light when all I can see is darkness. I know our relationship is special, one to be envied even. Despite all odds she has a legacy in me and my son that is a reflection of her loving, kind, and spicy spirit. I know that despite her sarcasm, wry wit and sometimes even a bad attitude, I wouldn’t change a thing about her and I love her unconditionally.
My mother is my all, she is loved beyond measure and she means the world to me.
This Mother’s Day by sharing with you what my mother means to me. If you would like to honor your mom too, has a myriad of cards that can help you express your feelings beyond I love you.
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