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My Thoughts On Mother’s Day

 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but I think being a mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  So often when my kids were little I would second guess myself (as I’m sure many moms do).  Now that my kids are adults (27 and 23) I still tend to second guess.

Yes, I did the best I could with the knowledge I had, but I know there are things I could have done different/better.    I try not to camp out there, doing so wouldn’t change anything.

What brings me comfort is the fact that my son and daughter are two self-sufficient, strong, hardworking adults.  By the grace of God, I didn’t totally ruin them.  lol

I think being raised on the ranch instilled so many important qualities in them.  While there were times they hated it,  I think they would both admit to having learned a lot about life and who they are from growing up here.  They both chose to leave the ranch, but what they learned here are things that have served them well in their chosen careers.

My mom always says that you never stop worrying about your kids no matter how old they are.

My mom's very first selfie

My mom’s very first selfie

She would know too…her kids are 67, 66, 60 and 47 (me).  When I got married and left home she had had a kid at home for 34 years!  She spent all those years as a stay at home mom.  I am so thankful that EVERY day after school my mom was there.  I’m sure there were times she second guessed herself too.  I wasn’t the easiest kid to raise especially in my teenage years. To this day she worries about all 4 of us.  There has never been any doubt she loves her kids.

I can’t think about Mother’s Day without thinking of Jonesy’s mom.  I loved my mother-in-law.  I only had her for about 10 years, but in that time I learned so much from her.  Most of all I am thankful for how she raised her son.VelmaNow a new journey begins for me.  I get to learn to be a grandma.  I am thankful for this young lady who is the momma to my grandson.11164710_10204344040823196_3022324729141862454_oEven though I made many mistake, my biggest hope is that my kids will know how much I love them and how blessed I feel to be their mom.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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