My mom is just not Mama to me and my brother. Anyone and everyone that knows her knows that she is a mama! When my mom married her second husband, she thought she wanted another child; preferrably a daughter, but knew that her childbearing days were over. My stepsister was only 4 when she met her husband and from there for the last 16 years she raised her as if she was her own even though her marriage was long gone and over with. She wanted to make sure that my stepsister got everything in life she deserved plus some inspite of her parents and mishaps. To see my mother raise another child as her own and sacrifice her time, money and own life when me and my brother had already gone, was mind blowing because her unselfish heart made us who we are today. She showed me that sometimes raising children does not always come in the form of birthing that child. God put my mother in her life for a reason, although she is now grown and has decided to depart from us, my mothers' heart is still filled with love as if this is her daughter. She is the same way with her grandchildren. She had her first grandchild from my brother and his soon to be stepson is just as if he was born from my brother. She has never made a difference between us or them and will never allow anyone else to do so. I have seen my mom take care of her sister who had a stroke many years ago, raise her stepdaughter, is responsible for the care of her mentally challenged brother, went to school for four years and got her BS degree while working full time at MD Anderson Cancer Center and taking care of her mother. Always taking the time out to spend with the grandkids, visit me and my brother on a Sunday evening to just say hello and still manage to go to line dance classes every week and not to mention the volunteer work she does for the community. She has a three bedroom home where her and my grandmother lives. One of the rooms is available for those that come visit, the grandkids play room or an office space. She refuses to get an apartment because she says her house is the house of Refuge because someone is always needing to come home. The room has no furniture in it yet because she is taking her time furnishing her home. I would love to see my mom win the contest not only for the furnishings, but because she puts us and others ahead of herself and I think she deserves it. She is the greatest mom all year round with us!
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