A wise man once said:

"The joy in motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."

I have been blessed to have the greatest mother in the world to me. She taught me so many valuable lessons that helped shape who I am today.

I am also truly blessed to be married to the best mother in the world to my six beautiful children. I am truly and genuinely amazed at the amount of patience and love that she has for all the silly and obnoxious moments that she witnesses on a daily basis around our home.

Though not a mother yet, I love my daughter a great deal. She is a great "mom" around our home and helps to keep all things under control and (relatively) peaceful. She will one day be an amazing mother and wife, and will help to guide her home in love.

To all the wonderful women in my life, I offer a heartfelt "Thank you". I love and respect you all! I would not be the person I am today without your incredible examples, inspiration and patience. I am truly surrounded by exceptional women. Today is the day to put your feet up and relax!

Happy Mother's Day!

Posted on May 12, 2013 and filed under Opinion.