We don’t always celebrate Mother’s Day with a tangible gift. Sometimes the day serves as a reminder of the blessings that Motherhood is on its own. Below, Sarah shares her story about what Motherhood had taught her.
There are so many valuable life lessons I have learned in my 8.5 years as a mother. Not only have I learned more than I ever imagined, I believe the discoveries are unique to each mother. For instance, I have realized and been touched by various
events that may not impact some mothers as they do for others. This is what I believe to be a special component of motherhood.
Mother’s Day has become even more special to me since the birth of our 22-month old heart warrior. While every day is a joy with both of my children, Mother’s Day is an extra reminder of how fortunate and blessed to have two children I learn so much from on a regular basis. I truly take no day for granted. While our journey is full of uncertainty raising a heart child, I treasure every moment.
If I had known what I may have experienced when becoming a parent prior to motherhood, I may not have ever become a mother! My life as a mother has been very eventful; both full of joys and many hardships – some of which many mothers never experience. However, some of these difficult times, such as the diagnosis and journey with our son’s complex heart condition have made me a better and stronger mother and person. I have since realized more so now than ever, what is important in life – what is needed and what can be lived without. Less is truly more.
Motherhood, has blessed me in more ways than I could ever describe and even more so since I became a heart mom. While the times in our journey have not always been good; they have led to where I am today and I am proud to have two loving, caring, courageous, and energetic boys who remind me what life is all about.
Each year, I look forward to Mother’s Day and am thankful I am a mother of two remarkable boys who remind me of how lucky I am, especially our little miracle child and warrior. Motherhood has helped me grow as a person and professional, for which I am so grateful.
The author, Sarah Diamond, has a passion for the non-profit sector, working with volunteers, writing, and educating. She holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and works in non-profit management.
In 2016, she partnered with two colleagues to form a non-profit, where she serves as the President and CEO of the organization, which helps families experiencing medical conditions.
She and her husband have two sons and enjoy spending time together outside doing many activities like riding horses, running, fishing, and gardening.