Being a mother has always been special to me. I knew that when I became a mother that I wanted to do things differently. I want to say I love you to my kids, I’m proud of you and things like this. The word I love you was rarely used for me growing up with my mom and dad. My granny told me a lot but not my mom and dad. I rarely heard them say that they were proud of me also. But now that I’m grown I hear it more. I wish they would have affirmed me when I was younger it would have helped me a lot. I wanted my kids to have what I wanted so bad growing up. I want them to know and feel love. I want them to know and understand how proud of them I am. I want to have fun with them and let them know that I’m here. To me being a mother is a hard job but so rewarding also. I have seen my kids become some amazing adults. I love to spend time with them and hear them laugh. I love it when they tell me that I did a good job with them. I just didn’t want to give my kids things growing up, I also wanted to give my kids lessons that they would need in life. I want them to love themselves and understand that people won’t always love you back in return. As I watch my children grow I see that they are taking the lessons that I taught them in there relationships and friendships. There is no greater job than being a mom. For me, I love the phone calls, text messages, and time spent with my kids. It’s always the little things that mean the most to me. I wish that my parents would have shown me love and made me feel like I was special. But it’s okay because I’m making sure that my kids feel this way.