First and foremost…I want to preface this with a small note. This post will Celebrate and acknowledge Mothers, but not just the traditional common description of it.
1st I want to Honor My mom, mami, ma, who is the most remarkable human/angel here on earth. She is such a pure example of Love and Dedication for her kids, (even the 5 of us Grown folks 30+ in age). Being in the presence of my mom I am at such wonderful peace and comfort, she is Home. I could live anywhere, go anywhere, but seeing and being with My mom will Always Be home. That is such a testament to Who she is and the life she helped us all create. She loves like no one else in my life. She is crazy and funny and sweet and always has encouragement to share. She is also my truest friend, she will call out the nonsense and make me reflect but Always always always in a Loving manner. If I need a reminder of how Loved I am, and how much someone is Cheering for me, I see my mom. She is truly the most beautiful gift God could have given me. I strive to be Like her as a mom myself, and hope to someday achieve even half her wisdom. She is just Amazing..not enough descriptive words to share who and what she is to me. 💖
Then I have my sisters, all younger than I, but all mothers themselves…3 sisters, 3 amazing but different mamas. All with different journeys and stories into motherhood. I admire them all because like myself they All strive to be the Best mama they can be. My Nieces and nephew are all in wonderful hands learning good things and I could not ask for more. Now before these women became moms in their own right, they were Aunts and Godmothers and they were already Rockin a Motherly role. Now they have beautiful kiddos whom they would move the world if need be. They each have their own unique style and each their own way to teach and discipline, but all Incredibly talented Mommas. So proud to see them come into their own.
Now in continuing the Celebration I cannot forget my grandmas whom taught me different views on life and just a different outlook due to different times living in a different country. My many aunts whom I love so dearly and cherish because they are motherly figures that just love a little differently than your mom but just as warm and comforting. My many cousins who all love and fight for their kids as fierce as lions. My Mother in law who Loves me as if I were her own daughter and whom loves my girls Like they are her world.
I also want to think of all the different types of moms, foster Moms who are the most Badass warriors whom Love for a while then Hand the children of their heart back to their families. Adoptive Moms who open their hearts and lives to a little one in need of a permanent home and do so with such selflessness. Step moms who step in and partner with moms and dads to be a cheerleader and positive influence on their beloved stepkids. Moms who have Lost their moms, who look on this day with hurt because they cant call on Mom. Moms who lost their babies and feel sadness that they cannot embrace their littles here on earth. Moms who miscarried before meeting their little ones. Moms struggling to make that thought and dream into fruition, while loving on everyone else’s littles. The Moms doing it solo, working extra hard to be everywhere and do it all for their kids. Moms who learned to be moms all on their own because they lacked support from their own moms. Moms who escaped negative chains and now struggle with burdens of the Past or even mental health. Moms who are fit, moms who are trying, moms who have it together, moms who are a Hot mess, moms of every race and color and background, Moms everywhere. Near…far…rich…poor….one thing we All have in common…is that we would literally lay our life down If it meant saving our kids. We’re all trying to make it through this remarkable and terrifying journey.
Keep your head up Mom. You are the definition of Amazing and at the end of the day Your kids think you are their whole world even if its chaotic, messy, sometimes whacky, they Love YOU. You make their home and space a safe haven where they can grow Happy.
Happy Mother’s day to All and every mom, may God bless you abundantly for doing this job to the Best of your ability. You are Angels here on earth and kids know it, which is when the world is crumbling we Always look to Mom. 💖