Happy Mother’s Day!
I actually wrote this piece a couple of years ago. But since the message remains the same, I thought I’d share it again. Oh, one thing has changed in the last two years and that is, I love my son even more.
Being a mom has been the biggest blessing of my life, filling me with the greatest love I have ever felt. It has also been the hardest but most rewarding job.
One thing that has surprised me, being a mom of a now 26-year-old son, is how much I still think of him during the day. Sometimes, when we haven’t seen each other for a couple of weeks, my heart will actually ache a bit. And that, in a different way, I still want to protect him, worry about him, and just want the best for him.
I’m grateful that even though I didn’t feel like I knew what I was doing half the time as he grew, he turned out to be such a loving, kind, funny, and just overall, awesome man.
I lost my own mom when I was 38 and miss her every single day, still wanting to call her when something happens, still missing that friendship we had, where we truly enjoyed hanging out with each other. My mother was such a great example to me of what being a mom was all about and for that I was truly blessed. And in turn, I have a wonderful relationship with my own child. I wasn’t always the best but I tried.
As our children grow, the relationship changes, as they mature and find their own paths. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to have this experience of being a mother…and that not only do my son and I love each other, but we truly like each other.
I love you Tyler!