Many years ago, there was a woman who received a promotion. Choosing to accept this promotion meant this woman would have to work longer hours, further from home. She could have declined the offer; but knew that the work before her was of the utmost importance.
Each time she returned home to her children, she made SURE they knew how loved they were. Each time she left, she missed those kids fiercely and they missed her.
This woman I speak of, was the first black woman at NASA who helped put the first man in space. I just finished watching the movie “Hidden Figures”. Every woman should watch this film.
How do you think the children of this woman feel today; being the children of the first black woman who contributed to blurring the lines at NASA between white and “colored”? How do you think they feel being the children of the WOMAN who helped put the first man on the moon!?! I’ll tell you what they felt… PROUD, that’s what!!
For all the amazing Moms in the world, whose children get to see them every single day, I applaud you. You are doing an amazing job. But there’s also a different kind of Mom out there. This Mom I speak of, also LOOOOOOOVES her children!! This Mom would give her ABSOLUTE ALL for her children!! This Mom finds her purpose in them.
THIS Mom also goes over and above, because you know what?… this Mom walks with a purpose inside her that cannot be shaken. This purpose just happens to extend beyond the walls of her home. <3
Even though she’s not always physically there, her children are ALWAYS with her in spirit, always on her mind, and ALWAYS deep within her heart. It is her children who drive her to be the best woman of excellence she can be out there. She has a fierce determination, knowing that although others around the world may be changed for the better because of her, first and foremost she is always, and forever will be, “Mom.”
The tears that fall from home and the tears she cries from the road are covered with deep purpose. Her children know why mommy needs to go sometimes. They are sad when she leaves, excited when she returns, and PROUD of the legacy she leaves behind.
Because of the hard work and sacrifice she has done and will continue to do in the future, her babies, now grown with babies of their own, will never forget what she has done. Because of her, they know that their dreams matter! She doesn’t just speak the words, “you can do anything you put your mind to, she SHOWS them that anything is possible!!! This mom has shown her children to dream big! She has SHOWN them that when they, too, find their purpose in this world, they must go after it; For the world needs them too.
This mom is beautiful; this mom is strong. This mom is making an impact on this world! Perhaps this mom is very much different than the roles taught by generations before her... but she doesn’t let that stop her. This mom knows better.
So, “THANK YOU” to all the Moms out there with a purpose. Thank you for your sacrifice. Your “tears of sadness” are creating “tears of joy” in the world for many generations to come.
And now to all the children who miss your Mom sometimes: Thank you. <3 Thank YOU for all the sacrifice you have made and may continue make to share your Mom with the world.
Because of you, this world is a better place.
Share if you know a mom or child like this. <3