Whether your mother is loving or distant, caring or critical, this is a place to stop and reflect about the challenge of that maternal bond.
All daughters and mothers are welcome!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Twenty Eight Years Ago Today...

I became a mother!

Motherhood is a privilege often
taken for granted.
Yet many are saddened by infertility,
so I appreciate the blessing all the more.
Katie Grace changed my life forever.
She is my only daughter and so close to my heart.
The love I have for her is deeper
than words can describe...
know what I mean?

Though she is busy raising her own children
my thoughts walk beside her
and my prayers for her
bookend my days.

Truly the love I feel for her has helped me
love my own mother.
Though alcohol was a barrier to Mom's
expressions of love,
I came to understand that didn't diminish
the care she had for me.

On Katie's birthday, I am so thankful for
the awesome privilege
of watching her grow and blossom.
The challenges of parenting have been many
but the rewards ever more so.
I wouldn't have missed a day of it!

How about you?
Does your child's birthday
cause you to be introspective?
Does it remind you to be thankful?


  1. Morning Jessica,
    Trust this finds you feeling much better.
    Very sweet post about Katie. She is definitely a very sweet and precious young lady to be truly proud of...........

    Motherhood is a sacred priviledge for sure,
    but it does have it challenges as you say,
    but the Blessings and delight far outweigh
    any challenges. I certainly know I adore my
    2 children, and would move Heaven and Earth to make them happy..............

    Happy Birthday Katie, we love you hon!
    Hope you had a wonderful day!!

    Love and Blessings, Nellie

  2. Jess, I have enjoyed reading some of your posts today. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Yes, I get sentimental on my children's birthdays, too!