A Choice To Be A Mom

Girl in fieldSunday is Mother’s Day and I would like to say to my mom, Bev, thank you for all that you have sacrificed for me, for always being there and giving me the freedom to fly. I am forever grateful for your love and support. I came across this incredible song, “A Mother’s Love” (below) written by Jim Brickman, which expresses the love and gratitude that I have for my mom.

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” – Mitch Albom

I would also like to share this song with my mother-in-law, Violet, for all of your generous love, laughter and making me feel like one of your daughters. That is truly one of the best gifts you can receive! To my daughter, McKenna, who will one day be an incredible mom. This song expresses how I feel about being your mom and I thank God for you!

“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown. In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” – Toni Morrison

To all the mom’s out there who work day in and day out to protect, comfort and just love their children. And to all the aunties and grandmothers that help to support the children because it truly does “take a village to raise the world’s children”! Some say it is a thankless job, but for me, it is the MOST important and rewarding job I will ever do!

“Having kids—the responsibility of rearing good, kind, ethical, responsible human beings—is the biggest job anyone can embark on.” – Maria Shriver

A Mother’s Love by Jim Brickman

Thank you for watching over me

All of the sleepless nights you lay awake

Thank you for knowing when to hold me close

and when to let me go

Thank you for every stepping stone

And for the path that always leads me home

I thank you for the time you took

to see the heart inside of me

You gave me the roots to start this life

and then you gave me wings to fly

And I learned to dream

Because you believed in me

There’s no power like it on this earth

No treasure equal to its worth

The gift of a mother’s love

Thank you for every sunlit day

That filled the corners of my memory

Thank you for every selfless unsung deed

I know you did for me

Thank you for giving me the choice

To search my soul till I could find my voice

And I thank you for teaching me

To be strong enough to bend

You gave me the roots to start this life

and then you gave me wings to fly

And I learned to dream

Because you believed in me

There’s no power like it on this earth

No treasure equal to its worth

The gift of a mother’s love

I thank God for a mother’s love

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all the wonderful moms who give us life!!!

“For when a child is born the mother also is born again.” Gilbert Parker

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