IF I KNEW AS A CHILD
If I knew as a child what I know now, Mom,
I probably wouldn't have made things
so hard for you.
I would have understood
that you were looking out for my best interest.
. even though it may not have seemed so at the time.
I would have known how difficult it is to let go,
to stand back and let someone you love
learn from their mistakes.
I would have realized
how fortunate I was to have a mother
who was always there for me,
even after an argument,
even after I'd said things
I shouldn't have.
While it's too late for a lot of things
it's not too late for me to tell you
that I appreciate how loving you are,
how giving you've always been
and that even though
I may not always be good at showing it,
I love you very much.
~By Renee Duvall~
Happy Mother's Day!
3 years ago I celebrated my first Mother's Day, while pregnant with Toddler. I was so excited about the journey I was about to go on. I swore I would be the perfect Mother. After I had him I realized there was no perfect Mother, just every Mommy doing the best she can.
2 years ago my Mother's Day was bittersweet. I had my precious little boy but I had also just suffered a miscarriage. I now know a small bit of what those who experience infertility go through. My prayers are with them on this day, because I know how their hearts must ache.
Last year I celebrated my 3rd Mother's Day, 8.5 months pregnant with Baby. I was hoping he'd come early as a Mother's Day gift to me, but he waited until he due date to decide to come.
Now this year, I have my 2 precious little boys and a wonderful husband. I am so grateful for everything I have and all I have learned from being a Mother. Every day I appreciate my own Mother more. I feel bad for all the times I made her worry or angry. I am so thankful for everything she did to teach me to be who I am. Thank you Mom!