Happy Mother’s Day to one and all!!! Here are a few of my favorite pictures of my mom and me and of the boys!!! I have about a zillion but I won’t bore you all with all of those but trust me when I say that I love my mom and my boys!!! Today it just seems appropriate to blog about being a mom!!
I think the best part of my younger days had to have been knowing that I had both a mother and a father who loved me unconditionally for who I was. Geeky, nerdy, stringy haired me!!! Not everyone can say that they have had earthly mothers and fathers who loved them and nurtured them but I can quite honestly say that that was very true in my life and I count it a huge blessing. I KNOW that I am who I am today because of their love and guidance and all the good in me started from them loving and accepting me and helping me to get through the awkward years ( and we know there were quite a few of those….) to become the person I am today. Still a little awkward at times–for example when test driving new bikes yesterday…the whole swinging the leg up over the seat thing did not go quite as well as it did a few years back….
But I digress! I have to say that the most important job I ever had was being a stay at home Mom to Micah and Aaron. I was blessed to be able to do that. I know that not everyone is able to do that financially or wants to make that their “career” and that is fine. I don’t have any disrespect for them or their choices at all. But I know for me that was what I was meant to do and fortunately I was able to have that role until the boys were older. I can not imagine not having those years with them. It was what I was born to do and if I do nothing else in this life I think that that was the most important thing.
Perhaps it is because we are approaching Aaron’s graduation from NCSU next weekend, maybe it was turning 50 in the past couple of weeks or maybe it is just the season of life that I am in right now but it has hit me hard this Mother’s Day just how much I do love my boys. And they know it. I tell them every time I talk to them, every time I bug them with an IM or a text—-I say it. I love you. Can’t imagine not being able to say that to them. They have made Chris and I so proud and happy with who they have become as young adults. Who would have ever thought that the stubborn Aaron who would just dig his heels in when he did not want to do something or who was the little entrepreneur would become the IT analyst who would solve other people’s computer problems—mostly his mom’s? And Micah—that competitive athlete who never would settle for less than the best in his attempts would grow up into the charismatic salesman that he is now??? Well maybe we had an inkling about both of them but it sure is nice to watch them develop into the adults that they have become.
So to sum it up—if today you are thankful for a mom or a mom figure in your life—make sure you say a prayer of thanks and tell her if you can how much she means to you. It is what you need to do!!! Happy Mother’s Day to all!