To my children who make me feel like I can carry the world,
Before you, I never fully grasped myself. My self confidence was teeter tottering and nothing really felt… well…. right. I can’t tell you I actually knew what I was missing until you took your first breath, and we shared the world together. All I can say is that now…. I realize…. I was never me nor did I truly love myself. The thing is….. I needed you more than I truly understood.
You see me all day with not a lick of makeup….hair thrown up…. beauty pushed to the side… and somehow you still give me those eyes. Those eyes that tell me I am the most beautiful woman you have ever seen.
You are the only person I have ever met…that forgives me so quickly. There are moments I hate to admit that I have lost my patience. Moments I hate you even have to see. Somehow through it all, I have a loving kid standing right beside me begging me for love rather than the cold shoulder.
You have a sixth sense… one of those gifts God has blessed you with. I don’t have to say a word… somehow you know when something just isn’t right with me. YOU find a way to make it go away. You will search all day for the perfect flower and run to me saying “Mommy happy?” I want you to know….. it is ALWAYS YOU that makes me happy…. not the things of this world.
You made me trade in my old eyes for brand new ones. Eyes that see the beauty in the small things. Eyes that see the beauty in people. Not for who they are or what they have…. but for their heart. I have never seen the world…. REALLY seen it…. until you.
You have made me stronger than ever. I can fight for you against the strongest giants. Fight battles I never thought I could and climb the highest mountains with you strapped on my back. Because true strength isn’t measured by my muscles, but by the strength of my heart. The heart you helped me strengthen.
You help me see the light in this dark world and in myself. You don’t focus on my imperfections… but you take the things I actually do right, and you hold on so tightly. You cling to the good in the world.
You have taught me the importance of time. Seconds. Milliseconds. Each should be cherished. I am not sure how long we have together…. what God’s plan is for us. What I do know is…. each millisecond will count.
You showed me carelessness is foolishness. The choices we make now will make impacts on our beginnings of tomorrow. Each choice should be accounted for.
You have taught me to love myself. Not through the world’s eyes…. but through God’s.
The innocence of your world is exactly what this mom needed. Never change my sweet baby. Because of you, I can carry the world on my shoulders.
Your transformed mom
Matthew 18:2-4 – 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
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