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God blessed me beyond measure years ago when he entrusted me with this little fella to be his Mama. Before the moment that I held him, I just didn’t know it was possible to feel like your heart would burst from all that love. And then, by some miracle, it doesn’t. It just grows and grows to make room as the years pass and your love grows even deeper.

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On that day, through God’s grace, I entered the sorority of motherhood that puts all other things of the world into immediate perspective. What I conceived as my role in life made a drastic change. I went from being concerned with life’s petty issues to many nights of not being able to sleep as my mind raced over the sheer enormity of raising a child.

Colic kept us up on a regular basis and even though I’d take the pain away he felt during those many nights, I’d never take away the nights of endless rocking, singing, and praying. I learned so much. Like how his eyelashes flutter as he dreams. How the right side of his mouth lifts first when he smiles, even in his sleep. How we have matching freckles on our left hands. And, how he doesn’t like anyone touching his feet. Even for a second.


Learning that letting go of his hand long enough to watch him soar is just as important as holding it was hard in the beginning. As he grows older, I still struggle with that at times – trying to keep him in a stage that I’m comfortable with when he’s already moved along into the next. It’s hard.

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And then, I see the wonderful young man I’m blessed with as my son and my breath catches at how quickly he’s grown. In the blink of an eye, it seems, the years have flown. While it would be easy to cry over the years gone by so quickly and wring my hands over past years of playing with Tonka trucks and building mud pies, I don’t want to waste a second on those thoughts. We have too much in our future to enjoy that I just don’t want to miss.

I’m so lucky to have the opportunity to be his Mama and for that I am blessed.

Happy Mother’s Day to you.
Robyn xo

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  1. What wonderful thoughts for this special day, that so many if us share and have in common. The other day, it came to my thoughts that my little girl is becoming a woman, how is this happening she was just this little creature, so tiny and full of wonder just yesterday. Then the moments turned into days into years and this past year she became one those “teenagers” the memories and thoughts of what experienced growing up, her adventures and heartaches and tears.. I have to let her go to grow up and experience her own journey for god will watch over her but now and then I will pull her in and hug her tight and say I love you and you will always be my baby…Happy Mother’s Day to all who share in this path of so many wonders of watching our children grow and set on a journey of their own..

  2. Your words are beautiful. As a mother of one son that has grown up too fast you expressed exactly what is in my heart.
    Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  3. I love this email. Thank you, Robyn. I just know you are a wonderful mother. Happy Mother’s Day to you! I love the way your little son looked right into your eyes and face when he was born.

  4. What a wonderful gift to be so eloquent… and for your son to have such a wonderful expression of your love for him! May you and your family continue to be blessed for many years to come.

  5. Enjoyed your thoughtful words! Happy Mother’s Day! I had a wonderful one with my husband, three children and four of my five grand children!

  6. I feel the same way – I sometimes get caught staring at my kids when I am really just amazed at much they have grown so quickly before my very eyes.

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