MAPLE LEOPARD: HOW MOTHERHOOD HAS CHANGED MY LIFE

Friday, May 8, 2015

HOW MOTHERHOOD HAS CHANGED MY LIFE











Hello and happy Friday!  The weekend of celebrating mothers is almost here, I am so honored and humbled to be the mother of two amazing children.  I wish all of you mothers a very happy Mother's Day with your loves!

HOW HAS MOTHERHOOD CHANGED ME?:

I grew up as an only child and didn't get to enjoy all the sibling rivalry, and fun times of having some one to  rough up or wreak havoc with!  When the season of motherhood started in my life, I was determined to have more than one child.  Watching them grow up together and do all the things siblings do to each other, has taught me many lessons about life!

 I have learned that nothing is your own anymore, it is to be shared..ha! (Girls always in your closet borrowing your stuff!)

I have realized it is one of the most beautiful relationships God created, there is absolutely no love stronger than that of a mother!

I love how I have mixed emotions of wanting to kick someone to the moon one minute, and the next minute be filled with overwhelming love and forgiveness.

My priorities became so different, I don't get to be first anymore- it is the most awesome lesson in unselfishness.

My body will never be the same!!...stretch marks and all..it's totally worth it!

Motherhood shakes you up, turns you upside down on your head, and makes you a better person than you ever were before!

Now that the empty nest is imminent, my reflection on these very special years brings a big lump to my throat and trickles of tears on my cheeks.  I'm very proud of the adults they have become.  It's hard to believe that next month they will both graduate rom high school and college.

I also pay honor to my own mother who is 85 years old!  She is an amazing woman who has weathered many storms.  She worked hard and raised me mostly on her own. I am so very thankful for her endless love.





24 comments:

  1. I would agree wholeheartedly that it is one of the most beautiful relationships! My children and the bond I have with each of them is so special:)

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    1. Motherhood is the best..Love it! Thanks for stopping by..Ms. Wine girl!

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  2. great post! motherhood is the most special relationship.

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    1. Thank you so much! I feel so blessed to have 2 great kids!

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  3. Motherhood is really powerful! As someone who is not a mother yet, I know once you kids children your entire world changes, and even in the hard times it's totally worth it.

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    1. HI Lisa...enjoy your "me" time to the maxx.....then you will be ready for it when it comes! I agree totally worth it, the good times far outweigh the bad! Thanks for your comment!

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  4. I was an only child too!! Great list.. I agree with most of these things!

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    1. Hi Lauren! Awesome...did you love it? Most of the time I did, sometimes it was lonely....but was fun getting a little "spoiled " sometimes! Enjoy your very special day!

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  5. Great post. Motherhood is truly a gift unlike anything else.

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    1. Thank you Kimeberly, I whole heartedly agree..enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I love being a mother. It has truly changed who I am as a person, I wouldn't want it any other way. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. I agree totally Christina...it does change you for sure! I am so thankful I am blessed to be one! Happy Mother's day too you!

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  7. This is a nice post and wonderful tribute to mothers everywhere, to reflect and think about what's important. Bravo to your mother and lovely kids as well!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! Mother's make the world go around!

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  8. This is beautiful!!! I am an only child too so I understand. I hope your Mothers Day is as beautiful as you are. xo

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    1. Thanks Andrea doll! I wish you a very beautiful day with your boys as well! Get pampered and spoiled , you deserve it lovely lady!!!

      xo

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  9. You are blessed to have such a wonderful family!
    Enjoy your day dear!
    Thanks a lot for visiting! You're always welcome!
    Keep in touch!

    Lady Trends

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    1. Thank you so much Rosa, and great you could stop by...I appreciate the comments!

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  10. I love this! I'm not a mother yet but I have seen how it has changed so many women for the better. This makes me look forward to it!

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    1. Thanks Shannon! I'm glad it inspired you to motherhood! It is the greatest blessing ever! Enjoy all your free moments now...ha ha...even when they are grown...they still take lots of time, but so worth it!

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  11. I used to still clothing from my mothers closet all the time. I'm excited to one day be a mommy.

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    1. Ha ha...I think every girl has! I will miss her stealing my clothes as a matter of fact...she's leaving soon :(...thanks for stopping by and when that time comes I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

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  12. Love this post <3 You are really lucky to have such an amazing family! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Lara doll! Thank you so much! Yes I am blessed beyond words, thanks for stopping by!
      xoxo

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