Tag: being a mom

UnBiological Mothers Day

It’s sooo easy in our daily lives to forget our worth as women. As wives. As mothers.

Mother’s Day is always a tough one for me. I have no biological children of my own. I do, however, have 3 beautiful children that I raise (as my own) each & every day. We’ve been a family for years now. They call me mama/mommy. They’re mine in every way except genetic makeup.

The enemy will use whatever he can to make you feel inferior. He’ll give you every lie that will rip up your insides. He’ll convince you you’re nothing. He’ll have you so confused, doubting yourself, if you let him!!

I got wrapped up in that negative self talk yesterday. It could’ve ruined my whole day, but instead God has surrounded me with people that know me. Love me. & refuse to let me discount the love my kids have for me. The blood, sweat, & tears I’ve given to raise them (just like everyday “real” mom’s.)

The enemy will never stop his lying trash talk, but luckily for us God goes before us ☆&☆ walks with us. We are never alone. He puts beautiful people in our lives so that when we do stumble or just feel like we’re just so unworthy, they can speak TRUTH & LIFE back into our hurting souls. People that can say, “Hey I know this is what you are thinking, but here’s REALITY!”

Biology is the least important factor in being a mother. Time. Love. Tears. Laughter. Prayers. Those ALL count more. Thank you Father for teaching this mother a very important lesson on Mother’s Day. ♡

Everyday Happy: Being A Mom

My kids were “inherited” or at least that’s how I explain it to people that don’t know us.

My husband and I met and dated when we were teenagers. That was nearly 20 years ago. Then life happened and we both met, married, and then divorced. During this time my husband was blessed with 3 kids. Currently they are: 8, 12, & 14

Being a fulltime step mom to 3 VERY different kids is a tough job. Step moms don’t always get the best kind of reputation, but I’ve hung in there. Refused to give up on them although there were moments when I thought of running for the door. We’ve weathered the worst of storms together. Now, we are a family. A very close family I might add, even though the devil hasn’t given up completely with his shenanigans.

No matter what I’m their mom and they ARE mine! You probably won’t ever hear me utter the word step mom again. It’s nothing personally against their birth mom, I don’t mind sharing one bit, but I am their mom too…not a step.

I guess I always wanted to be a mom, have children of my own, but I am glad that God had a better plan for my life. These kids needed a woman in their lives to love them as a mother does. As I said before, it hasn’t always been easy, but we’ve become stronger through it all.

My favorite times are when we are all being silly together. Listening to them laugh. Watching them smile. Playing a game of Monopoly for the millionth time because it’s Turtles favorite board game. Listening to Zane talk about getting older, girls, and sports. Tucking Emma in each night and saying prayers. To me, these are the most important parts of being a mom. These things are the things that make me a happy mama!