Happy Motherâ€™s Day to you if you are a mom.
Happy early Fatherâ€™s Day if you are a dad.
If you arenâ€™t a parent, then please pass on love, hugs, and best wishes to your parents and grandparents!Â If you donâ€™t have a mom, or grandparents, I understand your loss, and remember their laughter, smile, and incredible times you had together.
As a parent, you feel fortunate to be able to bring a child into this world.Â You understand what it means to want more for your child than you and your spouse ever had.
Before becoming a mom, I used to think life was â€śbusyâ€ť.Â Now being a mom, and running multiple businesses, have a new definition and balance for the word â€śbusyâ€ť.
Being a teacher and positive role model for your child, you hope and pray the map for their road of life is filled with good choices. You have a positive mindset overflowing with strength and energy, especially on the days when there are detours.
When you are a parent you understand 24/7, you understand there is no time off, and traditions you pass on and implement will be passed on to your childâ€™s children.
You want to be there to share great experiences and all those â€śfirstsâ€ť.Â You want to listen to everything about their day.Â You want to give them hugs, dry their tears, and pick them up when they fall.Â You understand one day when when you least expect it, they will be on their own.Â You hope and pray you have instilled in them the knowledge, tools, and ability to make their own right choices as if you were there beside them as they follow their road of life.Â It is hard to know all your parents sacrificed, yet you get a better idea when you become a parent.
When the doctors told me I would never have children, my mom told me â€śKim, you will never know what love isâ€ť.Â At that time I had no idea what she meant, and now after beating all odds to become a parent, I do â€śget itâ€ť!
Blessed that Alexa (our miracle daughter), Steve, and I have an incredible relationship.Â We have each others â€śbackâ€ť, and together anything is possible!
One of our favorite sayings is â€śI love you to the moon and back a zillion times, and I love you more than you love me and it is possible!â€ťÂ Alexa is now 9, and in 9 more years she will be graduating high school and off to college.
My mom passed away almost 19 years ago next month.Â Disappointed Alexa and her never met, yet know they have many things in common, which I have discussed with Alexa â€“ their blue eyes, their nose, and their artistic creativity just to name a few of their similarities.
Steve and I celebrate our 22nd anniversary today, and canâ€™t wait for another weekend experience as we are together for Motherâ€™s Day!