Monday, January 24, 2011

You Made Me a Mom

Although it is you who will unwrap gifts tonight after dinner,
it is I who received the best gift I could have ever dreamed of 10 years ago today.

You made me a mom.



Although it is you who is only ten and is discovering the world through innocent eyes,
you open my eyes to the  beauty around me that  I would otherwise overlook
because of the "busyness" of adulthood.

You made me a mom.






Although it is you who thanks me when I take care of you when you're sick or
when I ease your worrying little mind,
it is I who should thank you for teaching me
selflessness and self-sacrifice.

You made me a mom.


Although it is you who earns each and every "A" in school
high points in basketball
or praise for your musical abilities,
it is I who equally feels joy and pride.

You made me a mom.



Although it is you who sheds tears from time to time because of the cruelties of the world,
It is mine whose heart aches and wants to shelter you from pain.

You made me a mom.



Although it is you who thinks I am so smart and I have so much to teach you,
it is you who have taught me

unconditional love

forgiveness

kindness

innocence

honesty

self-respect

pride

selflessness.


You made me a mom.

Happy 10th birthday Imani.



I love you to the moon and back.
More than the stars in the sky
More than the sand at the beach
More than the grass on the ground
More than all the snow in Fulton. :-)

Thank you for making me a mom.




9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, the post and your daughter!!

    xx-Kristyn

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  2. What a lovely post - one of the first I saw today, and it gave me such a big smile. I hope it's a wonderful day for both of you!

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  3. This is a beautiful tribute to BOTH of you... showing the loveliness of Imani, but also the grace of a mother who recognizes that beauty and cherishes the moments spent. Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by the blog! Stay tuned in for Friday as we announce the winner of the Lowe's giveaway!
    Xo,
    E&J

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  6. Tears...lots of tears. You're both very lucky to have each other.

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  7. OMgsh! What an adorable baby she was and gorgeous little girl she is. Lovely post!
    Patricia :o)

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  8. Imani,
    Thank you for making me a grandma because I received the best grandaughter around >>>YOU!
    I love you:
    More then the stars in the sky, more then the mountains are high, more the the sand on the beach, more then the oceans are deep, MORE THEN THE UNIVERSE!

    You are the best of the Best!
    Love you,
    Grandma Shirley

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  9. Stephenie,

    A beautifully written tribute to your daughter and motherhood. I can feel the love you share in your words and see it in Imani's eyes and your shared smiles.
    Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter. Happy "Mother's Day" to you, sweet friend.

    Love,
    Deborah
    xoxo

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