17 year Mamaversary!!!

Being a mother is probably one of the hardest jobs in the world. It’s a 24/7 full-time gig that doesn’t pay and you don’t get any vacation days or sick days. It is a thankless job that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world and in 9 days I will have been doing it for 17 years. I can’t believe it has actually been that long! I would like to send a special birthday shout out to my Mother who’s birthday is actually today.

Happy Birthday, Mommy Dearest!!! I love you so much!

I would also like to send out an early birthday shout out to my oldest child (Still my baby!) Isaac. Thanks for making me a mom. I am so proud of you! Happy 17th Birthday!

As I was saying before, being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Especially if your a single mother. Shout out to all the single mothers. I am no longer a single mother but for 10 years before I met my Hubby I was. There was nothing more terrifying than the first moment I arrived home with my new little baby boy. I didn’t have my own place or a car or even 2 nickles to rub together. I was lucky to have one really good friend who already had 3 children and basically taught me everything I needed to know about babies and donated all her son’s hand-me-downs to me. My mom’s boyfriend at the time bought me a car seat because I didn’t even have one. He went and bought it while I was in the hospital. During those first few years as a mother I struggled. At one point I even thought I might put my son up for adoption cause I had absolutely nothing to give him but love and love doesn’t fill a baby’s tummy or swaddle his bottom. My friend at the time talked me out of it, just one of the many things I will always be thankful to her for. I know I wasn’t the best mom but I tried my best. I sometimes wish I could’ve been the mom I am today back then but it is what is and it ain’t what it ain’t. I am just glad that we made it. He is 17 and healthy and happy and even though we still aren’t millionaires (lol) we made it. He is a good person. He isn’t a gang banger, ripping and running the streets, and he doesn’t have any kids. Hallelujah!

I feel like my life is like that game, Sorry. I got 5 pieces out of the starting gate and that first piece is almost to the finish line! I am no longer a young mother. I am a veteran. We made it. ❤️



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