A mother is someone who worries about minor things relating to her child’s well being. Little things that rob her of her a peaceful sleep can include; “Is my child cold now? Is my child happy? Is she/he hungry?”
Ever since I became a mother I found out what true love really means. The bond between a mother and a child is unique and exceptional. My boys are the light of my life and I have enjoyed every minute of their childhood . To be honest, some moments were painful and others a little frustrating. However, when I go to their beds at night to say good night and watch their sleeping and beautiful innocent faces, I sometimes have to hold my own tears back. The joy my children bring to my life is very difficult to express because it is beyond description. How can I express that they have changed my life in a drastic way? How can I tell them that they are the most important beings in my life? That the thought of something awful happening to them makes me short of breath and my heart ache? Not only have they changed the meaning of life, but they have also taught me more than I can ever teach them. My sons have taught me strength and courage, but most importantly, the meaning of TRUE LOVE.
They might not be aware at such an early age that life has not been perfect for them. Although they know we faced challenges that other families have not faced, such as the younger sibling’s three open-heart surgeries and abandonment from their biological father, they still have so much joy in their faces that can illuminate a whole city. Their smiles and confidence radiates to others and their compassion and intelligence makes me the proudest mother in the world.
Our circumstances do not shame us. On the contrary, my biggest effort as a single mother is teaching them with love and example that adversity and obstacles are only opportunities in disguise. We will continue to use every opportunity to share our love for humanity and life. With gratitude and love, life is magical. Embrace motherhood and know you are never alone.
If life problems are thrown at you, it only means God knew you could handle it. You see, you don’t know how strong you really are, until being strong is the only option you have.