"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I did not

mention anything on Mother's Day and I think I will share some thoughts today about Mother's Day.  I am not and never have been one that desires to be in the limelight.  Mother's Day is one day of every single day during the year that I ponder, pray, and think about the person that made me a mother and of course the wee ones that changed my name forever to Mom.

Receiving gifts or flowers is strange to me as it is like giving me an award because I am breathing.  I will never be famous, never renown beyond the walls of my home, but I am most certainly who I am because Bill and I met and then decided that we would have children.   There is no way to separate my identity from the children even though they are adults.  I do not have to see them every day, I do not feed them much anymore, and I don't wipe away tears from an injury, but I am mom.

As a result of me becoming a mom, I became a person that was less selfish and more selfless.  I was able to see beyond my own nose and really hear and respond to the needs of another human being.  I did not do this for fame, money, or even so the little people would love me.  I did this because I knew that without me caring for them, they would not survive.  On a small side note, when people say that the baby would not survive outside the womb and use this to justify abortion, remind yourself that children can not survive without care for several years.  These wee ones need us, inside the womb and out.

I ask for pretty much the same thing every year since the kids have begun moving out and living their own lives.  I ask Bill to take me to each home so I can see each one of my babies.  I now have two more as I claim the daughters-in-law as mine as well.  Pretty much every year most if not all of the kids come home.  It makes me smile because they know my only wish.  This Mother's Day all but one of the cuties made it home and we went to town to see him because he was working.  Oh and this Mother's Day we ended up hanging out at the Maternity Ward at the hospital for a grandbaby that kind of wished to sneak out a tad bit early.  After one night in the hospital and bedrest for the momma, we are still waiting for grandson #1, but we want him to stay where he is and keep growing, at least for five more weeks. 

I am a Mom.  This title is one that many people share with me.  I am not anything special aside from the fact that I do not try and separate my identity from this.  The person I would be is far different than the person I am because I had my children. 

To my Bill, thank you for changing me forever when you helped me become a Mom. 


kymber said...

Jen - i don't care what you say - you are a super heroe and always will be! and Bill is also a super heroe! you both have raised such lovely children....children who are now adults and are participating in the world in a wonderful way! i say - Happy Mother's Day to you! you deserve all that is wonderful in the world! you deserve it - and have it in your beautiful Bill, your beautiful children and all of the beautiful grandbabies that are coming your way!

your friend,

Humble wife said...

(((((kYMBER))))) You are the sweetest blogity person ever! Thank you so much!