Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Mother's Voice - Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  I've really enjoyed putting together A Mother's Voice but it's not over yet.  I have more guest bloggers on their way this week and would love to continue this through the month.  If you would like to contribute as a guest blogger, please email me at peekinourworld{at}gmail{dot}com.  Here's the official assignment:
You can write whatever you'd like about being a mom.  It can be great advice you'd like to share, how becoming a parent has changed you, what you learned from your parents that you put to use with your kids or what your kids have taught you, what Mother's Day means to you or even just a funny story about motherhood.  It can even just a picture that sums it all up. There are no rules, just whatever Mother's Day brings to mind.

So on this Mother's Day, I share my thoughts with the special women in our lives.

Dear Harper,
You hold my heart little one.  You bring me joy I never thought possible.  A year ago today, our lives were filled with so much uncertainty.  We were so scared about what your future would be, or if you would even have a future.  There were nights were I would wake up at 2am, terror stricken, only to find myself huddled up on the bathroom floor and crying at what might not be.
Oh, if I had only known what WOULD be and how you would utterly transform my soul.  You have taught me new levels of love, patience, thankfulness and faith in nine short months that I didn't know were possible.  I can’t wait to see your face light up every morning, to snuggle with you before your naps, to teach you new things and see that little brain hard at work, to make you belly laugh, to have conversations with you that consist of “yayaya, bababa”. 
My joy is overflowing and the gift of your life is the best Mother’s Day present I could ever receive. 
I love you Squirrel.
Harper, Brooke, Brent and Mom

Harper and Honey

Dear Mom, 
We’ve always acknowledged Mother’s Day with a small gift, a card and an “I love you”.  This year, I give you thank you from the bottom of my heart.  
I can now comprehend the love you have for Brent and me and what the job of being a mother means.  I’ve known the hopes, dreams, worries and concerns for nine months…you’ve known it for 32 years.  And for 63 if you count us separately. Now I get to see the all-consuming love that you have for my daughter and how you love her as much as Jared and I do - what a gift!
Thank you for loving me.  Thank you for loving Harper.  Thank you for the never ending job of being my mom and Harper’s Honey.  I am so blessed to have been given to you.  Happy Mother’s Day.
I love you,
Grammie and Harper

Dear Sherry,
Happy Mother’s Day.  I know it’s hard for you to be away from all of us but Harper gets to know her Grammie through the man you raised her daddy to be. 
Jared is an amazing father and the values you instilled in his life shine through every day.  His determination, respectfulness and honesty are all attributes that he learned from his family.  He is a good man and I am thankful for the person you shaped him into in the 18 years he lived under your roof. 
To have raised three rough, rowdy boys to be successful, courteous men is not an easy task but you have done it well.  Thank you for the man that makes my daughter beam with delight.
I love you,


Courtney said...

Beautifully written. I'm certain these words will forever warm their hearts.

Unknown said...

Thank you sweet girl. You bless my life each and every day. I am amazed that every day that goes by I am learning more and more from my wise and precious daughter.
Happy Mother's Day, with al my love,

boo and stacy said...

So special Brooke, what an amazing mommy you are! I too have been balled up as a heap on the floor with anxiety of the unknown. I'm with ya sister. I'm thankful for your wonderful mother you have to lean on and God who is holding us while we are heaps on the floor.

Happy 1st Mothers Day!

Sher said...

Thank you Brooke, you've brought me to tears. What a blessed man my son is to have you as his wife & mother of his child. You have brought a whole new dimension of motherhood and family to us. Thank you.