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I want to wish all the mothers out there a blessed and happy Mother’s Day!

What does it mean to to be a mother?

It is the most wonderful feeling when you first realize that you are pregnant.

You find that you are constantly touching your belly even before you are showing.

You feel a warm glow each time you place your hand protectively there.

Anywhere you go or whatever you do your thoughts are about this little life that is growing inside you.

At the first stirrings of life you feel such wonder and amazement that it brings tears to your eyes.

You feel a strong pull of responsibility and love toward this little being as you prepare your life for his/her entrance.

Nothing in your life up to this point has ever felt more important or wonderful as this.

You may  have some doubts and fears as the pregnancy progresses.  You worry that you are not going to be a good mother or that you have no idea how to bring up a child.

You will have many sleepless nights as the baby kicks relentlessly at your insides.

You find yourself praying for the pregnancy to come to term so you can sleep again.

But little do you know you will never sleep again soundly for the next 20 years.

Finally the nine months or so are over (mine was nearly ten) and you are in the delivery room laying on the bed being prepped.

Everything is quiet and serene and then the pains begin.

Carole Burnett described delivery superbly as trying to pull your bottom lip over your head.

At this point everyone will have different experiences but in the end we somehow get through the pain and pushing and wishing death to our spouses for doing this to us.

We forget all the pain and suffering and husbands are off the hook for now when we first hear our baby’s cry!

It is the most beautiful sound God could allow us to hear!

Then that incredibly tiny infant is placed into your arms and all a mother can see is how perfect this baby is and how awed she feels just holding him/her.

As all mothers know life is never the same once you bring your baby home.  There is no rest, forget a good night’s sleep and tons and tons of laundry and baby formula to prepare.

But I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I did it twice and am so utterly thankful to God for blessing me with two exceptional children who have enriched my life with so much joy and blessings.  I now have four precious grandchildren and one more on the way.

How do I feel about being a mother?  I absolutely love everything about it!

I am truly thankful on this Mother’s Day for God’s blessings upon me.

May God bless all mother’s on this special day.

Take care and enjoy your day!      2013-03-19 08.31.01

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I made these dolls for my granddaughter and grand niece from a pattern online at Hooked on Crochet so they could practice being mothers too.

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 31 books: 15 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 23 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 2 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon 9 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-4 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a novel and Book 4 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. An historical novel and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

  1. Happy Mother’s Day, Janice! There is nothing more remarkable than being a mom and I count that a blessing every day. it’s a miraculous event. Being a mom is the most challenging thing in the world but also the most important. Hope you have a special day tomorrow.

  2. The little dolls are adorable, Janice. You are so talented. I have absolutely no abilities when it comes to sewing. Putting on a button is about as much as I can do and that can go either way.

  3. jjspina says:

    Thank you Deanie. I crocheted them with recycled yarn. I have crocheted many different animals and Pokemon creatures for my grandchildren. I love doing it! The kids love receiving them so we all happy! I put some of them on my blog every so often.

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