Happy Mother’s Day!!

When my mother used to yell at me as a teenager, she used to say, “Just wait until you have your own children.” Well…here I am with 4 of my own children. So far, the worse thing said to me has been, “Mommy you are so mean!” As of now, I can still handle this!

Yes, I have my own children and people used to tell me how wonderful motherhood was and to cherish every moment because it goes by so fast. It is true – time goes by fast and motherhood is wonderful. However, in between the cherishing of our kids and the wonder of motherhood is life. Life of poop, boogers, constant needs, sleepless nights dealing with teething and night terrors, helping with homework, toys in my purse, constant cleaning up, more debt, choral sounds of “mommyyyyyyyyyy!” and the list goes on…

And yet, when the kids are in bed, all of the sudden the angels come out and their beauty glows with peacefulness. I love them. I love them more than I could possibly describe. There is nothing in the world that could possibly get in my way to fight for my children and do everything possible to make their life the best it could be. Regardless of how frustrated I can get with them and how very tired I am of trying to raise them well, I simply love them. At the end of the day, all I can do is thank God that He blessed me with the craziest four children who have caused me to invest in various different eye creams and who have completely distorted my body to look like something from a sci-fi movie. Only at the end of my prayer, I usually ask for some assistance – you know, a staff who will care for all their crying and screaming needs and most of all, to answer all those darn “why” questions!! Ok, really I just ask for more patience and kindness.

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For all you mothers out there – my prayer is that regardless of how difficult this vocation is for us, that you are always able to find the grace and beauty of raising your children.

And if our husbands and our children don’t respect or take motherhood seriously, then we must remind them of this small poignant fact…..

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Happy Mothers’ Day!!

Charise

Charise Casiano

About Charise Casiano

Charise obtained her BA degree at California State University, Stanislaus and immediately pursued her MS degree at Mount Saint Mary’s College. During her college years, Charise left for one year to do missionary work. She traveled the United States troubleshooting with teenagers.