Today marks the day we pay tribute to our Mothers who gave birth to us and nurtured us. They got us ready for this journey we call life.
I would like to pay tribute to my mother, Janice. She played two roles for a long time. Both mother and father. Sometimes worked two jobs to make sure food was on the table. She sacrificed her own needs to make sure ours were met. She protected us at all costs alot of times. We may not have had everything we wanted but we sure had what we needed. She is a woman of God and her faith and prayers are why Im here today.
The next greatest woman in my life was my grandmother aka MaMa. I patterned my life after this woman yes, my mothers too, but this was a one of a kind woman. She molded my mother into the woman she was…..see what I mean? She was a preachers wife and loved unconditionally. Never saw her angry or talk bad of anyone. She was a Virtuous Woman. She raised her children in a fine Christian home and made so many sacrifices for her family. She was the most dedicated and devoted mother to her family.
She is celebrating Mothers Day in Heaven.
Happy Mothers Day to my grandmother who is celebrating in Heaven. Dorothy Oliver. I patterned my life after this woman. She was a virtuous woman who loved unconditionally and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Never really saw her angry. She raised her children in fine christian home. She had a servants heart. Truly a virtuous woman.
Happy Mothers Day to my momma Janice Flanagin. This woman made so many sacrifices for her girls and raised us in a Christian home. Her faith and prayers are why Im still here today. Should have paid more attention to her advice when I was in my youth but I value it so much more today. Such a wonderful and strong woman.
Little did I know what it meant to be a mom til they laid my firstborn in my arms. Oh my Goodness, the feeling of helplessness. I was so scared I literally shook all night the first night we brought him home. Yes, it does get a little easier with the second but the protectiveness is still the same. I try so hard to be the mom Im suppose to be but I know I fail miserably everyday. I make mistakes. I pray and I ask God to guide and lead me. Also, the way I was raised was not bad so if it worked for me it can work for them. Although I could do without the curse that my mom put on me about paying for your raising. Yep, I was not the perfect teenager. I put my parents through pure heck. I regret every minute of it too and have apologized many times with pardon and grace granted each time.
One of the most wonderful things for me in the world besides becoming a wife was becoming a mother to two wonderful blessings.
These are my reasons for living and breathing. I found one of the purposes in my life and that is that God called me to be a Mother and Momma. I sacrificed my life to give them life and I will do it all over again if need be. I pour my time and energy into raising my kids and I have no regrets. Have I been tired? Yes, but if I give up or quit what kind of mother would I be? Has it been smooth sailing? Uh, No, but it’s not suppose to be. It’s called parenting and tough love. I am very emotionally attached to my kids. I worry for them when something bothers them or tried to hurt them, or something is going on in their lives they may not tell me, but a mother knows. I get extremely nervous when they have big situations coming up. I will hurt anyone who hurts my kids, trust me. I defend them when they need it but I also have their back side if they need that too. Momma don’t play. I pray for them daily. They are half my heart cause daddy has the other half. Just because they get grown and gone doesn’t mean my job is done. They will always be my babies no matter what and there’s nothing they can do about it. Lol. I have enjoyed this journey and look forward to the rest as long as God lets me have them. Thank You God for these wonderful blessings I get to call my sons. I love you both with every breath I take til my last. Even then I will look down from Heaven and watch over you and aggravate you.
Motherhood is awesome but at the same time exhausting but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in this world. I wear that title proudly. Anyone who knows me personally knows this. Everyday is a challenge but I greet it and face it and we figure it out with lots of prayer. Alot of forgiveness goes a long way.
My family completes me and every breath I take is for them. They are my life and my heartbeat. ￼
My prayer is I can continue to be the mother God would have me to be. With his grace I will be.
I am also fortunate to have a great mother in law who raised a fine young man who raised a fine grown man who is a wonderful husband and father. I will praise him on Fathers day. lol. She worked hard to provide for 6 children by herself. However, she doesn’t care to much about having her picture made.
Happy Mother’s Day to Nanny aka Virginia Dixon. Every body just calls her Nanny. She did a fine job of raising six kids by herself especially this one. She went without just to make sure her kids had what they needed. Literally. She is a Godly woman and loves all her family. I am truly blessed to have her as my mother in law. She has also taught me alot.
I am so proud to be a mother in law to such a beautiful, thoughtful, bright, and loving daughter in law. I am always here for you if you need me. It is a joy to finally have another girl around here to talk to. Lol. Maybe we can outnumber these Dixon boys around here. When Atleigh gets here at least we will be even. 3-3. Lol. You are going to be a great mother to our little princess and future children. We love you and have a happy mother’s day today. Jocelyn Smith
Take this day to go visit or call your mom and let her know you love her. I think she deserves it.
Happy Mothers Day to all moms out there.