The day that celebrates Mom’s all over the world. I love Mother’s Day, it’s a day to celebrate women of all kinds. I became a mom over eighteen years ago and have had times of despair, worry, tears, laughter, and pure joy. My life has been stressful, full of worry, sometimes chaotic, but mostly happier, more fun and more fulfilling. Certainly, the older my son gets the more I can enjoy him and the less I worry about him. (not to say I don’t still worry – I will always have concerns with his well being)!!
Jacob thinks an actual day set aside to celebrate moms is just stupid and completely illogical. He says to me “Moms should be celebrated everyday”!! We’ll he does have a good point. Being a Mom is so much more than being attached biologically to someone. In my opinion, anyone who is taking care of someone else is a Mom. Just look at Mother Theresa, obviously she had no children of her own, but, she loved everyone she came in contact with just as a Mother would. And, I’m sure she prayed for these people as a Mother should pray for her own children too. There are other women who have become the primary caregiver for their ailing parents (now the tables have turned and they are the Mom), women that are taking care of ill husband’s, women that are “mom’s” to their pets, Godmother’s, step-Moms and so-on. These women are all special.
I’m a firm believer that God gives us the children He wants us to have. He also gives us the ability to love them as they are, to raise them up and be productive citizens. (obviously they will have a mind and will of their own at some point). When Jacob was diagnosed with High Functioning Aspergers I thought to God “why would you give me a child like this? How can I be the right person to raise him? I’m definitely not special in any way, how can I raise a special kid?” However, throughout the years I’ve realized that clearly God knew what He was doing (He always does. Right?) Jacob was a gift to me, more than I am to him. He makes me laugh even when I’m frustrated, because he just processes things differently, he can usually reason situations out that seem to be ridiculous otherwise. I’m sure my life would be a lot more boring without him.
Even as I’m typing this his brain is all sorts of busy – case in point:
Jake: Ever think about the word “would”. Me: No!! Jake: Well you should. Me: Why? Jake: It has to do the fallacies of the English language. Me: (What???) Then he decides to take a nap – without any further discussion about it. See my world is NEVER boring!!!
That’s my life as a Mom!!! Happy Mother’s Day to all~Bam 🙂