“Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
— Elizabeth Stone
Mother’s Day is a day of mixed cheer for me. It’s happy because I have two wonderful grown children who I wouldn’t change a thing about. They both married people I also wouldn’t change a thing about. Both couples have good jobs, nice homes and happy, full lives. They live close by and visit often. For this mom, it doesn’t get any better than that; I am so blessed and thankful.
The down side of Mother’s Day is that my mom died when I was 19 and she left a hole in my life nothing else has ever filled. I don’t remember what it felt like to have a mother, and even though my dad’s a great guy, the child in me still feels like an orphan on Mother’s Day.
Of all the jobs I’ve had, being a mom was my favorite. It’s the only thing I always knew I wanted to do and one of the things I’ve been really good at. As a child, I toted dolls around taking gentle care of them. And, as a young woman, I couldn’t wait to be a mom. I was in such a hurry I had kids before I figured out what else I wanted to do – a move which had its consequences, but I have no regrets.
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