Updated: May 10, 2021
Mother’s Day is a very special day for me. Not because that’s the only day I feel like a mother, but because I feel nice about celebrating myself for something I’m good at. And this is one thing where I don’t need validation from anyone.
Not just me, but every mother will agree that being a mother is hard probably 70 percent of the time, but the 30 percent of the rewarding moments is what makes every hardship worth it!
I’m sure every mother will have a few stories where their child said something so meaningful and deep so random!
My son celebrated his tenth birthday a few months ago, and I asked him what he wanted and he said “a time travelling machine”, so I asked, “why a time travelling machine?” To which he replied innocently, “I want to go back to a time when you were normal and didn’t need glasses”.
This ten year old miracle has no idea, it’s he who gave my life a purpose. I was just a 24 year old regular girl doing really bad at a 9 to 5 job until this child with special needs came along (much earlier than anticipated) and made me special!
Having dealt with his prematurity and his dreaded diagnosis and his life journey there on, prepared me to survive a stroke at the age of 31 so calmly.
I always feel God chose me to deliver this child for a purpose. We were meant to be each other’s rock, and that is what we have been for the past ten years and will be forever.
From 2017, (after my stroke), my then 7 year old boy matured too soon. I feel sad he had to go through this too, but I’m also thankful for how empathetic it has made him.
Being a stroke and depression survivor, I have my bad days and hard moments.
When I’m suddenly seemingly more irritable, he tells me “Mom, I think you need to sleep for sometime, you look tired.” And I wonder how a little boy can think of his mom when he’s being scolded for something. I sure as well never did this to my mother! He never judges me for working hard some days and just sleeping through the day for some. He doesn’t care if mommy contributes in paying for the food that’s on the table, he’s content just knowing that mommy made it for him. That’s how pure every child’s heart is. They will not suspect danger in anything their mother gives them or tells them to do. They know mommy has their back no matter what!
I have read this somewhere ~ “Blessed are the Mothers who love to fight life’s battles bravely with a strong and steadfast faith in God, for their children shall know where to find strength in time of need” – Author Unknown.
I’m not a very religious person but I strongly believe there is an unknown, invisible hand of God guiding us. So I will reiterate this statement like this; “Blessed are the mothers who have fought life’s battles bravely with a strong and steadfast faith in themselves, for their children shall know where to find strength in time of need” A mother’s victory comes when her child looks for strength in him/herself in time of need. As mothers making our child able, independent and confident is our duty. Raising our sons to respect themselves and women and raising our daughters to never second guess themselves is our duty as mothers.
This Mother’s Day is extra special for me because it’s my first Mother’s Day with my pet dog. I bought this dog for purely selfish reasons.
When I was told I cannot be a mother again, I decided to fill that void by getting a puppy. People judge me for being this crazy person who cares for her pup like a child. But that’s exactly what he’s to me. He’s my second son whose presence most of the time is stressful (since he’s still a pup) but brings constant joy. He completed me and our family.
I have never posted a personal picture in my blogs, but here’s one that I’m eternally grateful for. My boys...
Happy Mother’s Day to every mother out there. You deserve to be celebrated!