A Mother’s Love

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“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being
to do the impossible.”

 

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom.

Mom

Mom, thank you for all you’ve done, all you’ve been, and who you are to your family. Your example, care, and love have enabled each one of your three children to pursue their dreams. We’re blessed for having you for a mother.


Today, our thoughts turn toward our mothers. And while our stories differ… the journeys are diverse and completely unique, I think we all recognize that without her, our lives would be but a shadow.

There is nothing like a mother’s love.

To mothers, we owe our very existence. To mothers, we recognize and acknowledge the sacrifices they’ve made. To mothers, we say thank you from the bottom of our heart.

To mothers, we say thank you for the prayers, the sleepless nights, the worry, and yes, even the correction. Thank you for the nights you listened, all night, to the tears, consoled broken hearts, and mended self-esteem.

Thank you… for letting us fly. Thank you for urging us to pursue our dreams, even though you might have wanted to keep us close. Thank you for the times you set aside your desires to fulfill ours.

Because… there is nothing like a mother’s love.

I know — because now, I am one. And… I understand. There is nothing like a mother’s love. I now have a son, who holds my heart, just as I held yours.

And as he begins to spread his wings, more every day, I want so badly to stop the clock, slow this life down. And I understand how hard it is to stand back and smile.

Christmas 2015

 

There is nothing like a mother’s love.

Joanna Gaines, co-host of Fixer Upper and owner of Magnolia Farms, wrote a “Letter to Moms” on her blog a few days ago. With her four small children, she reflected many things, but among them was a little tidbit I think we sometimes lose. In our busy lives and our drive to give our families the best we can… sometimes a mother’s love shines brightest through the small things.

“The littlest things.
The details have always mattered to me, especially when it comes to my kids.
Whether I’m making cereal for breakfast or a big, fancy dinner,
I want them to know that celebrating them in small ways
in everyday life is a big deal to me.”  Joanna Gaines

 

Last year, Nicole Nordman, music artist, released, “Slow Down.” A poignant tune to which all parents can relate. Someday knowing our own kids also will understand.  So, son of mine, can’t you please…

Slow down
Won’t you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it’s all too fast
Let’s make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can somehow
Slow down

 

 

Written by 

Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her husband and teenage son.

One thought on “A Mother’s Love

  1. Anonymous

    Stephanie,
    Thank you for your sweet words. They mean so much to me.
    Mom

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