A Letter to my Sons on Mother’s Day

 

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Dear Sons,

You may not know this but I didn’t become a mother on the day you were born. I became a mother the moment I found out that I was pregnant with you. From that very moment, I loved you. I didn’t even need time to fall in love with you because the love filled my heart and soul in a flash. I remember being so anxious to meet you, to see your faces and your fingers, hands, feet and toes. I felt like I knew you even before we met face-to-face and you knew me too. The years flew by; I couldn’t remember how I spent all of my time before you came into my life because I couldn’t imagine spending my time any other way, ever. I have loved every aspect of being your mother, the good, the bad and the ugly times. Never once did I wish for anything else. Never once did I want to be anything else. My entire identity was wrapped around being your mother and that was all right with me. The years continue to fly by. We are in a different place now. With miles and deep canyons between us – canyons created, from my perspective, out of anger, fear and misinformation. There are canyons nonetheless. On this day and every day, I send you love and blessings. I forgive myself for the times when I didn’t act in your highest and best. I forgive you for the times that you did not honor me with your words and your actions. I honor myself, today and everyday, as your mother. I honor you as my children. I am proud of you. I will always love you more than that.

Hugs and Kisses, Mom

Comments

  1. Louisa says

    Happy Mother’s Day.I couldn’t be more proud of you.I know I gave you this advise as well.As it worked for my Mom. Good for you.Sorry not very well. God’s Love.Louisa..your kindred friend

  2. Barb says

    Thank you for the beautiful, heartfelt, and real message of love… I appreciate your authenticity and openness. Happy Mother’s Day!

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