There's not much more a mother could want for her child than good health and happiness. But life typically throws us curve balls and things just aren't that simple.

After leaving home for college I began to see what my mother actually did for my family on a daily basis. The stressors of keeping a household, raising children and remembering your husband all the while. It's tough. And for many years I took her actions for granted.

I was 18 when I had this realization about my mother. And my relationship with her has been a different one ever since. A blindfold was literally {story for another time} taken from my eyes and I was able to see the amazing woman standing in front of me. She's not just a mom, she's so many more things, but since the day I was born being "mom" became the #1 priority.

Now that I'm 7 months, 9 days, some odd hours into this whole motherhood thing, it kind of all makes sense. Although technically you are still a co-worker, a friend, a wife, etc, etc, you are and always will be a mother. Life changes the day your miracle enters the world and no matter what other roles you have in life, none matter as much as this one.

My hopes are that J is raised in comfort, without worry of what tomorrow will bring. One day I pray he can look back and see all that I've done for him.The person I am thanks to him. The grace I have because he entered the world.

Last month was a rough one. Possibly our worst yet. No, definitely our worst. But I have faith. And just when my faith needed a boost, God stepped in with a reminder as simple as a photo to show me how blessed I truly am.

linking up this post with Mama G for Toddle Along Tuesday


  1. Sorry you had a rough week. I think I sometimes need reminders of just how blessed I am too. Your little guy is so cute. The Geek Squad is lucky to have him. :)

  2. You are very blessed! This was a very sweet post. And of course, I love the last photo-that shirt is so cute too!

  3. You did have a rough month so I know it will go up from here! You are blessed with a beautiful family!

  4. He will see it! You've got this blog after all. :)

    I kid. But seriously, I think that mommas that give it their everything, the kiddos know one day. They know.

  5. I think that's why I have such anxiety sometimes - because I do understand why it is such an important job and how my choices and actions can positively or negatively affect this little person in my life. Hopefully this rough patch is just a "season" in your life and things will pick up soon!

  6. Sweet post! I don't have children, but I get totally what you mean about how adulthood made you appreciate your mother so much more than you ever did as a child.

  7. I know what you mean. I appreciate every little thing my mother did or gave up for me so much more now that I am a mother!

  8. What a great reminder - even in the midst of trials, we can still look at our lives and see all the beautiful blessings! Lovely post.:)
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