Happy Birthday Mommy

Today is my mothers birthday. I wrote this on my facebook page as a tribute to my mother. I decided to share it with you all. My mother has been through a lot during her life. She was a teen mom, but she never let it deter her from doing any thing. She finished high school and enrolled in the U.S. Army. She stubmled upon a few bumps in the road. She even fell a few times, but she never stayed down. She always managed to get back up.I am so grateful that the Lord has blessed my mother to see another year. I am grateful that I as well as my sister, brother and her grandchildren have her in our lives another day. 

To be a mother at 16 was not an easy task

I am sure you were frightened and did not know what to do, 
You probably cried day and night, but you had to see this journey through
My father said I was not his and for both you and me it was a horrible day
Unlike him, you did not have the option to turn and walked away
Nine months later I entered the world
They swaddled me in cloth and introduced you to your baby girl
There were many nights you did not get much sleep
There were good times and bad times, nonetheless I was yours to keep

We have had disagreements but with prayer and the will of God, we made it through
The sun did not shine always and there were several days of rain
With God’s grace and mercy together we crossed milestones and we made it through the pain

Thank you for giving me life and being my eyes when I could not see
Thank you for your encouragement and believing in me
Thank you for being there for my girls from the very start
You will always have a special place in our hearts.
Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you.

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