Sunday, May 11, 2014

A Mother's Love...

Before having my boys, I never fully understood how my heart could possibly hold so much love, or how absolutely willing I could be to sacrifice anything and everything to protect them, care for them, and how I could love each one of them uniquely, wholeheartedly, and unconditionally...now I do, and I thank God each day for blessing me with each one of them.

Before having my boys, I never fully understood what my own mother went through all the years she spent raising my sister and me. I never fully understood the amount of sacrifices she made or the amount of love she had and still has for each of us. Now I do, and I am so very thankful for that love, and for her...my mother, my friend, and a true example of a mother's unconditional love.

"What is a Mother's love? It is something that is very, very special. It is something that no one can really explain. It's something that is made up of much deep devotion, joy, pain, and sacrifice. It is endless and unselfish and it endures whatever may come. It is full of hopes, dreams, tears, and pleasure. Nothing can ever destroy it or take that special love away. It is very patient and forgiving.
A Mother's love is a lifelong commitment to selflessness. More often than not, it requires much more giving than receiving. But it is something that is given with delight, gratitude, enthusiasm, and much satisfaction. A Mother's love never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking. It is always believing when the rest of the world is condemning. A Mother's love is a splendored miracle that man cannot understand. It is something that cannot be measured, for it has no beginning or no end."
~Author Unknown


Wishing all of the mothers out there a very special Mother's Day filled with much love, laughter, hugs, and happiness! :)




6 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day Melissa! You are so right - it is only when we have our own children that we realize all they did for us...

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    1. Thank you Wendy! Happy Mother's Day to you, too! I hope you got lots done in your garden today! :)

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  2. Hope that you are enjoying Mother's Day with your guys! What a lovely post. I haven't commented in awhile as I was looking for Fabulous Florida Mommy posts. Guess that I was a bit slow in figuring out that this was your blog but I love the look and the format.
    I'm sure that you are all settled into your new home by now but congrats on the move. It's not easy moving a whole family across the whole country but it looks like an absolutely beautiful place to live.

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    1. Thank you so much Awakening my Wardrobe! We have settled in nicely to our rental home, and continue the search for our own home to buy...not an easy or quick process, I must say. It really is so beautiful here, and definitely worth all the ups and downs we've faced so far. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment. I'm so glad you 'found' me again. :) Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day Melissa! Sorry my message is so late; I have been battling an extremely painful sore throat. Hope u had a great day! xoxo, Dawn

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    1. Thank you so much, Dawn! I hope you had a very Happy Mother's Day, as well! I'm really sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well, and hope you were able to take the day yesterday to just rest up. Feel better soon! Big Hugs, Melissa

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