Really, where does one begin? I was so selfish and righteous and lazy (!) before I became a mom. My children bring out the best in me. If they get my worst, it’s all on me.
They have been my lessons in:
finding joy in the little stuff.
having wipes in the van at all times.
and most importantly, love.
Today, I am grateful for my mom Debbie and my mother-in-law, Carla. I am grateful for my two grandmothers, Dora and Mary, both resting in peace. My great-grandmothers, whom I had the privilege of knowing as a small girl. I am grateful for my awesome aunts – all seven of them. I am grateful for my two really funny and fantastically awesome sister-in-laws, Jennifer and Amanda. I love the five amazing Godmothers to my children. And, I am eternally grateful for the example of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
When I reflect on all those awesome, independent, self-assured women I am reminded that life is good. Really, really good. I not only pray for them today, but I pray for all mothers. Today is a celebration of one of God’s greatest vocations: motherhood. To all of you, I say a big Texas *thanks* for teaching me how to love my children. God bless ya. Each and every one.