This one is for my sister…
I have a younger sister who is my best friend, but it hasn’t always been that way … we used to get along and tolerate each other simply because we were family and we had to. Now I don’t think I could function without her, plain and simple my life does not make sense without her. It showed me as you grow up so do your relationships and the role people play in your life.
This week was a tough week for my sister; better put the last 9 months have been tough for my sister. Her husband was deployed in Afghanistan, oh and I failed to mention my sister is a wonderful mother to my adorable 17 month old nephew, so do the math … my nephew was without his father during the ages of 9 months till now and my sister was without her husband. He was supposed to be home Sunday morning, which became Sunday afternoon, which became Sunday evening, which became Monday morning, which turned into Monday night at 10pm.
I watched from the sidelines the last 9 months and saw how this 22 year old stepped up to the plate and became this strong woman. She had to deal with the unknown of knowing where her husband was and if he was okay, she had to raise her son and teach him everything he has learned, she had to stay strong when all she wanted to do was fall into her bed crying. I look at my nephew now who just melts my heart and see how great of a parent my sister has been.
It has taught me that being a mom is not always easy; it’s not always the fun and joy people see from the outside. Sometimes you have to be strong and deal with things that seem impossible because you now are living for someone else, someone who is watching your every move, listening to your every word, and counting on you to make everything okay.
So a huge thank you to my baby sister who has showed me the real strength it takes to be a mother, no words can describe how incredible she is. I know I will have bumps in the road of motherhood and there will be days where sometimes things seem so hard, but when I look at my son I know everything will be worth it!
What are the hardest obstacles you have faced being a mom?