May 8, 2015
Reflections of a Mom–on Mother’s Day weekend
So as I was thinking about what session to blog for today’s blog post (and trust me, I’m months behind), I thought: Should I do a collage of all the moms? Considering my very limited amount of office time today, I nixed that idea. (Sorry, moms).
I logged on Facebook, and I was bombarded with many moms’ accounts of first moments…I have mom friends with children of varying ages. Some moms are picking up their children from their first year of college. Some moms are sending their children off to their last day of high school. Some moms are sending their kids off to their last year off middle school. This mom has a daughter graduating from high school and a son “graduating” fifth grade.
Of course, in my line of work, I have other mom moments that I am privileged to witness. For example, a mom helping her daughter get ready on her wedding day. I’ve been in the delivery rooms when a mom has her baby. I’ve been to a mom’s house right after she’s had a baby and celebrated with photos. I’ve taken generational portraits.
Where am I going with all of this? I think being a mom is one of the most privileged gifts that God gave a woman. Yes, it’s hard. There are days when I’m so exhausted I’m not sure how I can go on. Yes, your kids will break your heart, hurt your feelings, lie to you…I can go on. But, it’s one of the most rewarding opportunities I’ve been given in my entire life. The “I love you”, the times they smile at you, joke with you, hug you, I can go on again, too.
Many of my mom friends and clients have children at varying ages, and mine are at that stage, too. Yes, there are days I am afraid of the next step. What will my home be like when my daughter goes off to college? What will my home be like when my son starts middle school? What will my home be like when they are both gone? How many dogs will I adopt at that point, LOL. I guess the point of all this is they are only ours for a short time. We need to love on them, teach them right from wrong, take them to church, show them God’s word, and let them know we are always going to be there for them…no matter what.
I was instructed this Mother’s Day weekend I wasn’t allowed to work. (Yes, I have a great hubby, don’t be jealous!) And I’m so thankful for a husband to partner with who helps me balance family life with work. I couldn’t think of a better way to start my Mother’s Day weekend than to reflect on my blessings. I hope you’ll do the same.
Blessings and Peace,
Thought for the day:
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
(photo by Jeff Thymius) (photo by Tasha) (photo by Tiffany Thymius) (photo by Julie Torregrossa)
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