I wanted to make a tribute to all of the mom's out there. The new mother, grandmother, or simply a mother at heart. Often I feel my efforts as a young mother go unnoticed, and I know I am not alone. For that reason, I want to tell you that your efforts are worth more than you may ever realize. I always had a grasp for the love mother's have for their children, but I never understood the worry and sorrow they feel until I became one myself.
Becoming a mother has allowed me to feel deeper than ever before. Creating and caring for a human being has given me a greater perspective. It has helped me gain an understanding of my Father in Heaven and how His heart aches for His children. I've caught a small glimpse of how He felt when He watched his Son, Jesus Christ, suffer for the sins of the world. It has shown me the worst of me and the best of me.
Motherhood has taught me more about love, sacrifice, patience, and selflessness than I ever could have imagined. I have become a better person. Not to mention, the joy I feel watching Turner learn and grow is unlike anything I have ever felt before. Seeing his sweet personality develop brings so many laughs and smiles into my daily life. He makes the little things extra special, and helps me step back from the hustle and bustle to focus on what is most important.
I'm so grateful for the example of a loving and righteous mother. She has never stopped caring for me. Even as an adult, she has helped me through so much. What means the most to me is that she is my best friend. She's always there when I need someone to talk to. I can't even tell you how many times I have called her to see if I can come over just for a change of scenery. She is an incredible grandma and treats Turner like the first grandchild even though he's number nine. I have never questioned if she loves me. I have always known.
I've also been blessed with an angel for a mother in law. She never ceases to amaze me with her endless generosity. Not many can say this, but I feel completely comfortable to ask her for help. She raised a super stud son for me to marry, and for that I am eternally grateful. I couldn't have lucked out more. I love her like she is my own mother.
I know every mother struggles with something. I just want you to know you are loved. I love you for your valiant efforts. You are kind, beautiful and smart. You are amazing! I know God made mothers because he couldn't be everywhere. So lift your head up and journey on. Put on a smile and remember that the seemingly insignificant things you do every day are important. Your influence is powerful and a great gift. Let's keep encouraging each other to be our very best.
I hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day!
All my love,