May 11, 2008

Being A Mother

Becoming a mother...whether you are ready for it or a big step towards being able to handle a lot of responsibility and involves total commitment. The moment I saw my first child I was overcome with tears. I had been carrying this precious life in me for nine months and was holding a perfect human...10 fingers, 10 toes and a cute button nose. My daughter had a full head of hair and the nurses would "fix it up fancy" every chance they got! I was so nervous handling my new baby girl. I was so afraid that I was going to drop her or hurt her somehow...she seemed so small and fragile.

When my son was born 4 years later I was still nervous when I held him but not as much as I was with my daughter. By now I was a pro at handling a baby...I was more worried about both my children's future and if I would be a good mother to them both. I was so afraid of messing things up and if I did mess them up, not being able to fix them.

The responsibility that comes with having a child, especially two children has been overwhelming at times. But I feel that I have done a good job. I learned to give my love to another human being, unconditionally...which at first I did not think was possible. I also learned how to protect my a mother lion watching her cubs. Yes, I messed up a lot BUT things always seem to smooth out.

I don't think I have done too bad as a mother. My daughter is now 19, has a beautiful baby boy and just got married on May 3rd. She is beautiful and smart and I think she will go far in this life. My son is now 15 and is also smart, handsome and strong. He is currently in the 9th grade in school and is doing wonderfully. Both children have hopes and dreams and I pray that they succeed in accomplishing what they set out to do.


  1. Being a mother is so different from any other relationship you have and so special.

  2. Being a mother is very precious and is very different from any other relationship. The bonds between mother and child are amazing.

    Thank you both for visiting.

  3. Your two children are the same age difference as mine and the same order, girl then boy. My daughter is the same age as your son and my son is 10.

    Very nice sentimental post.

  4. Jean...awesome :) Thank you for visiting. Do you find it easier to raise a girl or a boy?

  5. Sounds like you have done a great job. They will always be your kids regardless of age and you'll always worry about them. I raised four children and I am currently raising my grandson who will be 18 in August. He graduates this year and hopefully we have guided him the right way. Thank God, all our children are succeeding wonderfully and we are proud of them all! But they'll always be our kids to us! Keep enjoying, there is always more in store for us.

    Lynn from "That's my Answer."

  6. Thank you for visiting Lynn! You are matter their age, they are still our kids!

  7. Survival to adulthood means we were good moms I have heard :)
    Beautiful entry for the contest. Good luck!

  8. Happy Mother's Day to you!!

  9. I got to your blog thru' Blog Catalog.
    That's a nice story to share. Motherhood can be tough but it is also a very fulfilling and rewarding experience. By the way, I see you do lots of memes in your blog. Wow! Do you want to join another one called Love Q?

  10. Sorry, link didn't work the last time. Here it is again. Hope it works this time. Love Q

  11. Sassy_mama_bear...our survival or theirs? hehe

    Gina...Happy Mother's Day to you also!

    Aud...Thank you for visiting. I will check out Love Q.


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