Friday, May 8, 2015

Meet : My Mothers

As anyone who comes by here regularly might know, we've been trying to become pregnant and to maintain those pregnancies for the past two years. While you might think that I should be more adjusted to the idea of being a mother- since we've been trying so hard to get there. I get the feeling that you will never be ready until you are handed your first child and told to leave the hospital... and probably not even then.

I was raised by one mother, but I have 4 in my life who continually teach me how this is something that I can do and who are currently teaching me what it means to be a mother.

My Mother has taught me about selfless love.

My mother has been the best role model for me in my later years. I grew up never really understanding why she did so many selfless things, but now I see that it is just in her nature to care for others.

When my brother and sister from my father's previous marriage wanted to move in with us, they did. She has always put the needs of her children above her own, and now that I have some perspective on what that means I appreciate her unconditional love that much more.

My Sister has taught me that children take 
a lot of work and dedication.

My sister has always shown just how devoted a mother can be to the success and happiness of her children. Her oldest was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 3, and her youngest had open heart surgery to repair a hole in her heart.

Watching her devotion to their growth in health, knowledge and personality, I have never in my life met such well-rounded, respectful, and fun kids and hope she will share her wisdom with me in the upcoming years.

My Best Friend has taught me about maturity.
My best friend got pregnant while I was still in college, While at the time I couldn't wrap my mind around it, I grew up watching her do everything possible to raise this little girl up despite some rough times.

She really mirrors my own mother in a way, with how life has maybe not given her the easiest road, but it provided her with a lot of perspective and maturity that I really respect. And while her daughter doesn't understand it now, she will when she gets older.


My Mother-in-law has taught the importance of family
I haven't really gone into detail on this blog about my family history and the issues I have opening up to others, but my mother-in-law has shown me an immense amount of grace and taught me a lot about the importance of having a close family. 

It took a lot of time (and I still forget to greet them sometimes with the cheek-kiss) but I hope that they know that this idea of a warm home with deep family involvement is still a very foreign idea. One which I am fascinated by and pray will be a part of our growing family.



So tell me...
How many mothers do (or did once) influence you?
For any mothers reading this, Happy Mother's Day!

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8 comments:

  1. Beautifully written, thank you.

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  2. So sweet! I did something like this last year for Mother's Day where I wrote about my mom, my sisters and some if my best friends who are mothers. I hope to be a mom like them someday!

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    1. Same here. I'm blessed to know so many and it's a great exercise in gratitude when you can write it up like this :)

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  3. Such a thoughtful and sweet post Farin! It's good to remember all the women in our life that we learn important lessons from! You are blessed:-).

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    1. Having a place to write it out and memorialize them in a way is so therapeutic. It definitely things us of all the ways we are raised and taught life lessons.

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  4. What wonderful mothers you have in your life! My mom and sister are very wonderful to me. I also have an Aunt and a close friend who have encouraged me so well. All of them have been my biggest supporters no matter what. Thank you for sharing about these special women!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://unspeakablejoymovement.blogspot.com

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    1. They really are, thanks for saying hi Carrie!

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