May 11, 2013
I love being a mother. It is the most challenging and the most rewarding thing I have ever done and will ever do in my life. My children are teens now: Alex is almost 15 and Chloe is 13. They are what I describe as "great kids." But that does not mean I haven't had my moments of stress, difficulty, sadness, anger, frustration and fear. I worry about them daily!
What mother doesn't go through those emotions? None that I know. Every day, I marvel at the people that my children are, and I ask myself: "how am I doing? Am I being a good mother?"
I am aware on almost a daily basis of my primary goal and objective in being a mom, which is to raise happy, kind individuals who are confident in charting their own course in life. I try to offer guidance but freedom at the same time. I want them to know that I always have their back, but at the same time, I want them to understand that they must take responsibility for their successes and failures. The other thing I love about being a mother is that it challenges me to become a better person. Everyday, I feel like my kids teach me.
On this mother's day 2013, I want to give a special shout-out to my mother, Dorothy, and all moms out there. I also want to give love to all the women who aren't 'natural' mothers, but who are mothers in the true sense of the word: they love and nurture someone and place that person's needs and interests ahead of their own. This might include step-moms, godmothers, foster mothers, surrogate moms, and more!
Anyone can have a baby, but it takes someone special to be a MOTHER.
Happy Mother's Day!
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