Celebrating Womanhood – The Joy of Motherhood

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When I think of womanhood I can’t help but think of motherhood.

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t dream about being a mom. As a kid I always took care of my dolls, pretending they were real and wishing for the day that I’d have my own babies to care for. As a teenager I could indulge a bit as babysat for other families. Although I loved taking care of their children, I longed for the day when I would be old enough to have my own.

In high school while everyone else was planning what career they wanted, or which college to attend, I just wanted to get married and have kids. I know, it wasn’t a superior goal but it was my heart’s desire. And I counted myself fortunate when at the age of twenty I got married and started working on my goals.

At the age of twenty-two when my high school friends were graduating from college, and starting their careers, I had my son, Mike. I felt excitement that my dream had finally come true. As I looked into his helpless, blue eyes – knowing that he depended on me for his every happiness – I also felt scared that I wouldn’t be able to provide the loving home he deserved. But I promised that I’d do everything in my power to make it happen.

And a few years later when we added my beautiful d daughter, Melanie, to the family – the universe couldn’t contain my contentment. I felt my joy swell and knew that I’d die to keep my kids happy.

I may never have gone to college, climbed the cooperate latter, held an office position  or taught a class. I may have been a stay at home mom but I achieved my dream. I started my journey as a wife and mom and never looked back. The journey hasn’t always been easy but I’ve always had love to help me though life.

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Celebrating Womanhood – The Joy of Motherhood

  1. That is cool, Candy Ann. I think that it is wonderful that you always wanted to be a mom and that you followed your dream and made it happen. I am sure that you husband and children are very lucky to have you as their mom!

  2. I love that you’re happy and fulfilled as a mother. What bothers me is that others have made you feel like you don’t hold up to some imaginary standard: “I may never have gone to college, climbed the cooperate latter, held an office position or taught a class. I may have been a stay at home mom but I achieved my dream.” Being a mother and wife is in no way less than going to college and/or having a career. (*And* you’re a great author!) You are amazing, and don’t you forget it! Thanks for participating in the hop!

    • Thanks for those kind words Amanda. I feel as though most of the people in my life have been supportive, but you always have those few who think you haven’t succeeded unless you have a college degree. But I am where God wants to be and I’m happy!!

  3. I can tell by your posts (particularly during #BlogFlash2012) that you’re an amazing mother and full of love! I’m so glad you’ve been able to fulfil one dream so brilliantly and are now fulfiling your writing dream with equal grace and aplomb.

    • Thanks for sharing. It’s nice to know I wasn’t just weird. LOL!! My daughter talks about just wanting to get married and raising a family. I heard one of her friends tell her how that was bad and she could be so much more. I don’t think there is a better career than raising your kids. I will support her wherever her dreams take her but if it’s being a mom. I’d be proud of that.

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