This Mother’s Day I decided to do a little Q&A with my mom and my mother-in-law to get their take on things then and now, and to ask for advice for any new moms.
I myself am not a mom so I have no wisdom to share myself in these parts, but I hope you enjoy!
First off, my Mom!
Here she is with my sister and I.
1. What year did you become a mom? // 1978
2. How many kids do you have? // 2
3. What do you think is the biggest difference between being a mother then and being a mother now? // One thing I’ve seen a lot lately is moms on a device and their little ones trying to get their attention. Glad I had none of them.
4. What was your biggest fear about becoming a mom? // Would I be able to encourage and love them enough to fill them with confidence in all they wanted to accomplish, because I knew the world can be cruel.
5. What was the most exciting thing about being a mom? // The relationships and talks, enjoying them and their friends. Loving them for who they are
6. What is one of your favorite memories of each of your children? // When April was about 3 I put her in T ball and during the game at end of inning she came up to me and put her hand on her waist and said, mom these kids don’t know what they are doing. I said it’s ok they don’t know what to do but they will learn. She said I don’t know about that and shaking her head walked off to play.
Amy was so funny, always smiling, telling stories about her pretend kids, wearing my heels, big earrings, big hair decorations. Fancy pants! She was hilarious! Adored her sister and tried to play ball like her but it messed up her hair and made her sweat so that was out. Singing was in!
7. What has changed the most about your relationship with your children since they have become adults? // The best thing is we can be friends. I no longer have the responsibilities of directing them in the way they should go. They know the Lord and I put them completely in His hands.
8. Name 1 thing you learned from your mother that you carried into your own motherhood experience. // Teaching them personal responsibility, picking up after yourself and good study habits.
9. What advice would you give to new moms?// Relax,enjoy those little loving eyes looking at you like you are everything. Enjoy even the mess,I knew that eventually there would be a day that book bags and shoes and ball stuff would one day not be laying in front of the fireplace. It goes quicker than you think and you’ll miss the mess. I love when they visit now and I have shoes and other things where childhood memories were. Let them know no matter what you love them!
Next, my mother-in-law! Above is my husband’s family!
1. What year did you become a mom? // 1983
2. How many kids do you have? // 2
3. What do you think is the biggest difference between being a mother then and being a mother now? // Its more hands off, your still around to give advice and help out but not on an everyday basis.
4. What was your biggest fear about becoming a mom? // No instructions, praying you didn’t mess this kid up.
5. What was the most exciting thing about being a mom? // Watching your children grow into their own person and seeing them thrive
6. What is one of your favorite memories of each of your children? // When Ryan was little taking him to the zoo he loved the animals and his face would like up big smile on his face especially on the train.
Hannah playing basketball especially when they won it was fun times. Hanging out with her and all the girls shopping.
7. What has changed the most about your relationship with your children since they have become adults? // I don’t see and speak to them as much as I use to.
8. Name 1 thing you did differently than your mother. // Made sure to stay on top of what kids were up to who they hung out with
9. Name 1 thing you learned from your mother that you carried into your own motherhood experience. // Take good care of your children
10. What advice would you give to new moms?// Enjoy every moment you have them near because it doesn’t last forever
So to all the baby mommas out there, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! I hope you enjoyed this little Q&A with two amazing moms!