On being a mom…
I love everything about motherhood. I get my greatest satisfaction in life when I play the role of a mom. I am so blessed to have the chance to experience my most challenging and rewarding times with my three children.
I was twenty-one years old when our Creator gave me my first assignment as a mother. I cannot comprehend the unfamiliar body signals when this new creation was growing in my tummy. At first, there was excitement, and then apprehensions, then progressive physical pains as the appointed day approached. Nevertheless, I was overwhelmed with so much joy when I first saw the serene face of my precious firstborn. Motherhood reaches its pinnacle during such moments.
Almost three decades after, there he was, my Jeremie walking down the aisle ready to start a family of his own. Mixed emotions flooded my senses as I held back my tears. So vivid is the picture of that very first time I held him in my arms. They say the wedding day of our children is our graduation day for mothering, I say otherwise. I believe my role as a mother never ends, it just moved to another dimension.
I almost died giving birth to my second child Zephanie. She was so big and strong at more than nine pounds that her kicks at my tummy drained all my strength when I was in labor. She refused the tight pelvic canal for hours so she had to be delivered by caesarian section. I knew then I was more than willing to give my life for my children. This child grew up to be a strong and determined woman yet loving and gentle in so many ways. The walks and talks we have as mother and daughter are dearly treasured.
My youngest son David Josh is my affirmation as a mother. I was already of age when our heavenly Father entrusted him to me. The experiences we have are the most challenging, as I need to adapt to his generation of constant change. Though he is the reserved type, he has the most innovative ways to express his affection. Young as he is, he cuddles me like a child, of course when nobody sees and when he wants something.
We all have mothers chosen by our God Almighty as His partner for our births. With His help and guidance, He knew I could be the best mom for my kids. My greatest desire is for them to know more of Him and His saving grace. They are priceless, my only possessions I can bring with me in heaven.