Being a mother is more than a responsibility. It is a lifelong loving gift and privilege that God has given to us. It is the ability to be there for a child through the best of the best of times (when there are trophies, and graduations, new babies being born, triumphs that are overcome and beautiful memories that are made), and it is also being there in the midst of the chaos and the uncertainty (when times are scary, and worrisome threats are all around). It is being there when the child falls and you help them up, and also being there when those bumps and bruises are beyond the parents control, and believing and praying, and encouraging is needed. This privilege that God has entrusted to us as mothers, goes beyond all that is seen with the human eye, it is filled with determination, and love, and faith that is not tangible but is instead filled within the spirit.
And to my children, I will forever be a part of all of those times of joy and trial. I will be here to lift you and help you whenever you have fears or doubts. Call on me when you need a friend. I will be your best friend. I will fight the battles with you, and stand by your side. YOU are my priority. YOU are my love. YOU are a part of my heart that I will guard with all that I am. We, together, can make it through anything. I promise that I will always do everything in my ability to make things better, and safer, and more hopeful. Never be afraid to lean on me. For in the end of the trial will be a beautiful rainbow and promise of a brand new day with sunshine. Just hold onto my hand. Mom will always be beside you.