A Mother is a Mother....
Until you have children you really can't understand what a Mother really means. As a child you have this perception of what a mother is based on the mother you have. I had a young mother, an attractive mother and a very outgoing mother. As most daughters and mothers do we grew closer, grew apart, laughed with each other, fought with each other, cried with each other, learned from each other and always loved each other no matter our differences.
Now that I am a mother I understand her better, I still learn from her and appreciate her more and more each day. She is a good grandmother and continues to hold my hand no matter what I'm doing. Although she's having her share of situations she is still my Mom and each day I realize how lucky I am to have her by my side and a part of my life and my kids lives. I still long to have her hold me as if I were a little girl and it's proof regardless of our differences the love we have is unconditional and I can only hope and pray Peter Ray & Sophia know the unconditional love I have for them and how that kind of love can carry one through a life time.
I'm Mia's Nina! Talk about full circle, as my godson and his wife asked me to baptize their daughter over this past summer I was filled with love, appreciation and honor. I know the love I've had for my godson is more motherly than one of a godparent, I took this role obviously to a place of that in which a mother does her own child. However, now that he is an adult I have reflected on what one can call guilt for not being as good as I feel I could have been. I remember mistakes I made in raising him and wonder if he remembers it as I do. I've always hoped he really knew how much I've loved him. So when they asked me to baptize baby Mia I felt like I probably did something right to deserve such a privileged opportunity.