These Special Moments

It’s the long texts that can do one of three things: make us both upset, laugh until we cry and our sides hurt, or sad for one another’s pain and want to do more.

It’s staying up late to binge on our favorite television series.

It’s the tense moments when we tell each other exactly how we feel. Most times, it’s a reality check. Other times, we’re caught up in our feelings.

It’s the nail shop visits, hanging with the babies, running errands, or doing each other’s hair.

It’s spilling the tea and catching up on girl talks.

It’s getting one another’s opinion on outfits, hairdos, shoes, or something someone said.

It’s the honesty and keeping it real.

It’s the love I feel when you say the simplest things such as “It’s ok momma, you got this.” Or “…it’s one of those beautiful things about you.”

It’s these special moments (and so much more) that make me appreciate the friendship and love we have for one another. We have come a long way, Babygirl. Our mother-daughter bond is exceptional.

“According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, mothers and daughters share a similarity in the brain that might influence how they handle their relationship.”

PsychCentral

Read the article by PsycheCentral: How to Improve Your Mother-Daughter Relationship: 29 Tips

When I first laid eyes on you, I didn’t want anyone to hold you too long. I held you in my arms in awe of the gift we had made. I couldn’t believe you were so precious and small but you were all mine. I was a mother now, your mom, and just thinking about my new title was chilling. I had so many emotions on that first day. Afraid and overjoyed at the same time. Never had I felt so much love for such a small, helpless creature. On the other hand, I was frightened by how the world would be cruel, malicious, and barbaric. Nevertheless, I was ready to protect you, pray for you, and give you my life.

I know you can attest to this true statement: motherhood has been a ride of my life! Being a mom has been an electrifying ride. I am grateful for each season and lesson we have experienced together.

Babygirl, there are so many things that I love about you and here are just a few. You are a strong-willed, single mom who loves, protects, and provides for her three kings. And you do an amazing job! Just watching you with my grandsons makes me smile.

You are a sassy, opinionated, tell-it-like-it-is kinda woman! You never sugar-coat your words.

You have a beautiful heart, and you are a ride-or-die friend.

Though you make mistakes, as all of us do, you keep trying. You keep going. You get back up. At times, life makes you feel like quitting. But you don’t because you won’t. Thank God for His Spirit that’s inside you.

“…because He who is in you is greater than he (Satan) who is in the world [of sinful mankind].”

1 John 4:4 AMP

I’m extremely proud of you and blessed beyond measures for the privilege to be called your mother. You and your brother are my gifts from the Lord! (Ps. 127:3) Being your mom has taught me many life lessons such as patience (I’m still learning!), persistence, self-control, how to embrace my authentic self, and how to live like today is my last (still learning this) since tomorrow isn’t promised. And yes, I’ve learned how to pray more and harder.

Happy Birthday, my beautiful Babygirl! It’s been 26 years! And life is more exciting than it was on day one. Never a dull moment with you.

Your father and I want nothing but the best for you. May this year outshine last year. May your special day be filled with much love, joy, laughter, more financial blessings, and more peace.

God has you on an extraordinary journey! Continue to draw closer and depend even more on our magnificent Savior and loving Father.

I love you,

Mom

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