Being a parent is not always easy, as any parent reading this already knows. There are sleepless nights. There are difficult decisions to be made. There are major bumps in the road. There are fights and arguments along the way. There
are broken curfews, backtalk, and lots of eyeball rolling. All parents go through a period when they “don’t know anything” and our teens always know what’s best, but thank goodness that time is short-lived!
I know I haven’t been a perfect mom. I know I made my fair share of mistakes and said things that I shouldn’t have. I know
that I have made decisions others didn’t agree with. But even through all that, I also know that somewhere along the way I did do some things right. I experience the fruits of my labor when I look into the eyes of each of my children and see the love I have for them being returned to me full fold.
I thank God each and every day for allowing me to be a mom to not only my three handsome, amazing and sometimes crazy boys, but also a step mom to a wonderful young man (who passed away a few years ago at the young age of 21 and whom we all miss dearly each and every day) and a beautiful girl-turned-woman whom I am so proud of! Together we
have all made many wonderful memories, and I look forward to all the new memories to be made now that they are all adults.
David, Jackie, John, Mitchell and Evan…you have been my life’s blessings and I love you to infinity and beyond!!!