Monday, May 10, 2010

To be a Mother...

... it's one of the best things that has and will ever happen to me! It's that simple. No extra words can really describe it.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh

It's given me pride, humility, esteem, confidence, respect and love. Like I always say, they are my heart beating outside of my body. While yah, I talk about my insecurities, my doubts, hang-ups and flaws... they're so minute compared to what I used to feel years ago.

I remember thinking a long time ago when coming to terms with experiences in my life... that I experienced those because my children were going to be some really special people. I had to experience what I did so that I could become the mother I needed to be for their sakes.

By no means am I perfect and each day I try to be a better mother... and every time I achieve that, I also become a better person.

Yesterday, I got a couple hours to myself to go shopping. I bought a new swimsuit and then perused some furniture/decor stores. While in Kirklands I saw a picture frame that said along the lines of we provide our children with a roof so they can grow wings. I thought I'd be able to find it online, I cannot, here's another similar one. Both are very true.

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children.
One is roots. The other is wings. ~Hodding Carter, Jr.
Mother's Day here was just like any normal ole day, with just perhaps myself being a bit more introspective. Because really it's not them that should be celebrating me, it is me that should be celebrating them for allowing me this precious opportunity to be a part of something so grand.
They are my beautiful flowers that will bloom forever, candies that will always taste sweet, and my gifts to treasure and hold dear.


Kate said...

Well said Tyson.

Ellie said...

very true. You're a great Mommy and I truly adore your boys and can't wait for Jackson to play with them!

Sara said...

I love what you said and it is very true. I feel the same way. our lives have changed so much in the past few much better than I could have even imagined! Love ya!