Happy Belated Mothers day to all the mommies. I know it has been a while since I've been on here, but I'm back =) I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's day with all your special Queens and loved ones in your life. As for me, I must say it was BEAUTIFUL.
It's my first Mother's day since I've been married that I am not pregnant, so enjoying a delicious mimosa with Moscato Champagne tasted amazing. Mothers Day has always been bittersweet for me. It's always been an honor to know that my husband has celebrated with me in honor of being a step mommy and it was even more of an honor to celebrate as an angel mommy. I'm truly thankful and blessed to be celebrated on such an amazing day, but it has always been hard for me to celebrate with none of my boys present. I can not deny that sometimes I do question my title, but yesterday my mom sent me an article in the morning that brought so much joy and reassurance. It was by a famous Spanish author by the name of, Cesar Lozano, explaining how amazing it is to be a mother and the never ending job that it is. He ended his article by saying, there were three types of mother's he admired the most...
The mothers who have suffered the most and survived the loss of their children, that regardless of all the pain and struggles, they smile, never have lost their faith and remain positive that someday they will be with their children again. The mothers who voluntarily take on a mother roll and help raise a child who she did not conceive, but loves him or her just as much as if she did. And the mothers who did it all on their own, who were mothers with no father present, who took on both roles, and manage to have their children succeed. Wow, ain't that the truth.
I've learned so much through this journey, and a lot of the courage I have is from the support and example my husband gives. There have been many times where I just want to throw down the towel and say, "IM DONE." There has been many times that I've questioned my journey, but it never fails that my husband will pick me up and not let me fall. I've come to realize that in life there will always be downs and ups, and it's so easy to give up and let the downfalls take over. But there is so much more to life, there is so much more to live and be thankful for. I've learned that we must be thankful for all the blessings we have, rather than looking at all the negatives we've encountered. I'm motivated and encouraged to see what God has in store for my husband and I.
I enjoyed every minutes of my mother's day celebration, from the coupons our little man gave me, to the beautiful breakfast made by my brother in law and husband, to the tears I wiped off after reading my mothers day card. While listening to the word at mass, I felt chills when I heard some words that seemed to be directly intended for my husband and I. My night ended with some yummy dinner with my momma and family. Although I was secretly dreading this day, I enjoyed every minute of it.
I hope that all you MOMMIES enjoyed your day, and know what a blessing it is to be called "Mom". You all deserve more than one day, because without you, there would be no us. Thank you to all the amazing moms, working hard 24/7 and never giving up. Your never ending love never goes unnoticed.