Being a mother is so much more than giving birth to a child, although most mothers can recount each of their deliveries with painstaking detail, including me.  Being a mother is a love without end, even when you say you’re done!  It’s feeling like you have nothing left to give, but finding just a little bit more thanks to that secret cape, your Wonder Woman under-roos, or even more often the prayers you send up to heaven begging to get your children through whatever storm is raging, because they need you to give it all you’ve got. It’s feeling like nothing could be better than this and then getting that unexpected hug or smile that reminds you there are no limits to the joys motherhood can bring. Being a mother is at times a sacrifice, an epic battle of faith and strength and yes at times there is heartbreak.  We signed up for that too.   Although it is the part most of us block out from our own childhoods – those moments when we cracked her armor as we learned and grew. But as a mother, the heartbreak that makes the times of pride, laughter and joy that much sweeter.  Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmothers godmothers, aunts and women who love their children more than words could ever express, but most especially my mom, who still brightens my darkest days, encourages me in everything I do, prays constantly for me and my babies and makes every moment with her a true blessing.  You are the definition of perfection in the book of motherhood and I love you with all my heart.  Happy Mother’s Day!