Unlike most children, I didn’t know my mother until I was about 2 years old. She became my mother in a most unconventional way. My mother started off as the director of the daycare I went to. I was a feisty, short tempered child with a tendency to end up in the director’s office, in time out. Somehow, I won her heart…then my father did. Long story short, she became the mother any child would dream to have. Though we didn’t share the same blood, her love for me created a bond that biology couldn’t.
On this Mother’s Day, as I look through the images of my mom with my children, I cannot feel anything but joy that I’ve had this amazing person by my side through these 33, almost 34 years. And the thing that makes me feel so special, she chose me to love and raise as her own.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom. I love you.