Happy Mom’s Day!

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Happy Mom’s Day to all mothers out there! I actually almost didn’t post today, but I thought, why not? Certainly, before I became a mom, I definitely felt left out of the whole “Mother’s Day” tribute thing. But, there are lots of things that I’ve been left out of in my life or that I have been denied in my life, so I never let that stop me from enjoying the good that life has to offer.

I must say that the happiest day of my life was the day my son was born. I love being a mom! I am that type of person who believes that if one is going to have children, then by golly, do your best and be your best at it. It is a lifelong commitment, and one that I am blessed, thankful, and grateful for. I often tell my son how blessed and thankful that I am that he is my son. I thank God for giving me such a wonderful son; of course I am biased, but to me, he is the best son any mother could have.

My son gives me so much meaning and purpose in my life. On those rare occasions when I would rather stay in bed in the morning rather than get up, I think of my son. Indirectly, he is my main motivator. I often tell him that I don’t know where I’d be without him in my life. Of course, I wish I could also say that being a devoted wife and having a loving husband provide me with meaning, purpose, and motivation, as well. But, I don’t have that, so I have found meaning elsewhere.

So that brings me back to being a mom. I get so much satisfaction and reward from being a mom. I often tell people that my son gets the love of three people. I have done my best to invest in him all of the quality time and experiences that I possibly can. When one is a single parent, it is challenging for moms to be both the mom and the dad, but it can be done. I wish it was different. I wish it was better. But, we have to make the best with what we have; that is what I have done, and I have no regrets about that. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade as the saying goes. I know that those of you out there who are single moms understand what I’m talking about. We have no choice but to put one foot in front of the other, do whatever we can to survive, and help our children thrive.

Happy Mother’s Day!


Happy Mother’s Day (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)

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Butterflies and flowers (Retrieved from http://kollegium.szily.hu, May 7, 2016)

Mother’s Day is here again!  Wow, I can hardly believe another year has passed already!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there.  May you have a blessed, peaceful, and enjoyable day.  If you are working, may all go smoothly!

Happy Mother’s Day! (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)

Orange Rose, Snellville, Georgia, May 9, 2015

Orange Rose, Snellville, Georgia, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, moms-to-be, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and anyone who serves in this blessed maternal role!  Please enjoy this photo of a beautiful orange rose that I snapped yesterday in my neighborhood! 🙂

Happy Mother’s Day! (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)

Happy Mother’s Day to all mom’s and moms-to-be, today!  Motherhood – and parenthood – are such wonderful blessings that are bestowed upon us.  We have so many wonderful opportunities as women and mothers to be the role models, protectors, guides, teachers, nurses, counselors, religious, safety officers, and coaches (and so much more) that our children and family members need in our lives.  As mothers, we wear so many hats in our lives.  Motherhood is definitely a blessing for me, and a vocation in which I always strive my best, as with everything that I do.

May all women who are mothers remember, cherish, and practice with sensitivity, responsibility, compassion, and seriousness the gift that we have been given.  Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

“Happy Mother’s Day!” (By: Michele Babcock-Nice)

My Son's Mother's Day Drawing of and Message to Me, May 9, 2013

My Son’s Mother’s Day Drawing of and Message to Me, May 9, 2013

This week, I was voted #1 mom in the world by my son!  🙂  Being a mom is a wonderful thing!  It is an experience that cannot be replaced, and must be lived every moment of every day.  I love being a mom to my son.  As a mom, I do my best to invest as much quality time and care into him as possible.  Each and every day, I feel and know that I have been blessed by God to be a mom.  My child is the only one I will ever have; and I always do my best to act in ways that will benefit him. 

Not only do I have compassion, care, understanding, and nurturance for my own child, I am concerned for the welfare and well-being of all children.  Children live in a world that caters to adults, including adult interests, needs, and wants.  Sometimes, people overlook what is most beneficial for children, and make decisions and take actions that best serve adults.  As a society that I hope becomes more enlightened, I am one who encourages increased understanding, appreciation, rights, and protections for children.  And as a mom, I believe this is imperative for the benefit and well-being of my child, as well as children throughout the world.

On this Mother’s Day, let us honor, remember, and appreciate our moms.  And, for those of us who are moms, let us remember why we became moms.  Each mother is a role model for her children, and has been given a great responsibility to raise, care for, protect, and nurture her child(ren).  In our world of increasing adult self-interests, it is vitally important to remember and support mothers, so that they can provide for and do what is best for their children.    Thank you to my son and extended family for remembering, honoring, appreciating – and most of all – loving me on this Mother’s Day.  🙂