Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother's Day....a priviledge denied to many!

Today is a special day for us Mother's even if we still have to wipe a bogey nose or clean up the dishes or wipe off the counter or make the pasta salad!  I want to curl up on the couch, read a magazine or just veg, but truthfully I can do that if I really wanted too...but I choose to be the Mom and that is a job that has no breaks, no paid time off or holidays and by goodness, I am soooooooooo ok with that as there are so many women out there that would beg for this opportunity and find challenges in getting it!  So today, I am ever so thankful and grateful for the opportunity to be a Mother and even though I am not a mother to all of mine today, God has given me an opportunity to mother a child who couldn't get that right now and I treasure that opportunity each second I can.  I never ever thought I would want the job of raising another child but, I never have I been paid so little yet feel rich inside.  Today I am a better mother to my own child as I teach others how to be a parent and how to be the example I should be for all children in this world.  I can say today that motherhood is the best job I have ever had and although I can go to work and make good money, I choose each day to be a Mommy and I know the riches are really disguised as blessings!  I love you Austin, Colton, Kaden, Avery and Baby Taj, your examples to me are far beyond anything I could learn in a professional setting! 

I had the privilege of having two moms growing up and when I was young I thought that it was awful that my parents were divorced, except on holidays it was great, still is too!  Hehe!  Today, I reflect back on both of their mothering and recognize that I am who I am today because of the tender ways that each one of them taught me.  They had different qualities I was going to need to be a mother someday.  Each of them had their very own specialties and I took the positive from each one of them and I want them both to know how very, very important they are to me in my years, young and old!  You often don't recognize things until your placed in situations yourself and have the chance to look back and see what the really reason or message were behind those things they did or said! 

Happy Mother's Day to all the mother's and to those who mother others! 


Boswella said...

What a beautiful tribute to motherhood :) and it is wonderful to hear your gratitude for your life today. You are a powerful example to me and I am so proud of your never ending love for your family and your husband. I was grateful always for your second Mom; for she filled in when I could not. You came thru with flying colors...even though your parents were divorced. :) I love you very much.
Mom xoxoxox

Aunt Sandy said...

Happy Mother's Day Leah, sorry I couldn't call yesterday but was so busy, I thought of you all day! I am so proud of you and your never ending courage, love and warmth to everyone. You have grown into a strong woman and a loving mother and now sharing your love to another child, that is you all the way. I think it's the vege's I made you eat HA! I love you very much, Aunt Sandy

Brenna LaPray said...

What a sweet tribute to your mothers. I'm still dying over your last post with the girls dress being 400 dollars. That's almost as much as my wedding dress cost!! By the look gorgeous dancing with your son. You look to young to be his mom...really. :)

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

I can only imagine how Mothers Day can be a bit bittersweet to you...I loved your Mothers Day post. You are amazing.