A Parent’s Love: Part 1

A Parents Love:

I’m a mother of three children. And to be quite honest being a mother has taught me many lessons. To me be being a mother is one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. My kids mean the world to me, but I can’t say I’ve always been a good mother. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, and done things I wish I could take back. But my love for my kids has never wavered.
My oldest son was the one who taught me how to love and truly understand unconditional love. The moment I found out I was pregnant with him and started feeling him move in my stomach was truly breath-taking. And when he was born I was so overwhelmed with love and joy. But reality set in, I’m responsible for someone now. I have to make sure to protect and be there for my son always.
See I was 18 when I had my first child. I was so happy to have my son, but scared to. How do I know if what I’m doing is right? Am I being a good mom? These were the questions going through my mind. I didn’t no how to be a mom at 18, but thankfully I had my mom and grandma. All I know is I wanted my son to know and feel loved all the time. I wanted him to know that know matter what I’m always there for him and will always have his back. My son has shown and taught me valuable lessons through the years. When I was down and I didn’t feel good enough, but my son always let me know that I was good enough. I was and still is my son’s biggest cheerleader, encourager and prayer warrior.
I have made mistakes along the way and no I’m not a perfect parent. I have failed my son in many ways, but he has always loved me and that has always motivated me to do better. Today my son is 22 years old and we have a stronger bond. My love for him has grown in ways I couldn’t even imagine. My son is truly amazing. I’m proud of the man that he has become and where he is headed in life. I can’t believe that he still calls, text and wants to hang out with his mom. He doesn’t blame me for the past mistakes. He has grown to be amazing in all areas of his life. My son supports me and encourages me to be my best. I’m glad that God has blessed me to be his mother. I’m truly thankful to be his mom.
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2 thoughts on “A Parent’s Love: Part 1

  1. Touching. Very touching. Your candidness reminds me of a poem I read many,many years ago.
    The title of the poem is My Baby Boy and Me, author unknown (it is on Pinterest and on Google).
    My point it, the special time between a mother and child is unmatched by anything else in life. There is no comparison to the love – UNCONDITIONAL – love a child gives to his/her parent.
    I remember listening to Danny White the former Dallas Cowboys quarter back talk about his son going into the house and announced to his mom that Danny White was outside cutting the grass! How cute! He had the two separate in his mind, daddy was NOT DANNY WHITE.
    I bring up the Danny White scenario because you mentioned how your son looked beyond your faults. All he sees is mommy! There is no distinction of getting it right or wrong because love covers many flaws.
    By the way, I’m glad you were not the “perfect” mom because you would not have had any room for your son to grow. You’ve done well. I applaud you.

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