The best moms in the world…

Mom, why isn’t there a kid’s day?!

My son asked me innocently. I cannot blame my kids…I distinctly remember asking my parents this very same thing. And like my parents, and their parents before them, I responded by saying,

Everyday is kid’s day!

As a mom, I really don’t know what to think about Mother’s Day. Have you ever wished on Mother’s Day to send the kids off with dad and take the day off? But then for Father’s Day I expect my husband to take the kids off on some fun trip, and give me the day off too. 🙂 Hahaha.

But instead of taking this Mother’s Day to celebrate me, I want to celebrate all the moms around me urging me on. Motherhood is perhaps the single greatest race I will ever run. It is an endurance sport. It pushes me past what I believed is my upper limit. It demands dedication. Vision. Perseverance. Courage. And the best part? This race started when I was at my worst. After three days of no sleep, carrying thirty extra pounds, hormonal, and unaware of what was coming – I was thrust into this thing called “being a mom.”

Simply said, day-to-day, I am encouraged to stay the course, one foot in front of the other, by the moms running beside me. Thank you beautiful women who are in my life, this journey through my lens is for you:

Every Day Moments, Lasting Beauty

I see you trying new things and venturing into the unknown.

mothers tribute - mom


I see you sacrificing your body, health, and safety to bring a little one into the world.

mothers Tribute - Stine


I see you daring to taking your kids on the adventure with you and still pressing forward on days when you feel alone.

Mother's tribute - kelly


I see you choosing humility. Passing on your passions and joy in creating.

Mother's tribute - Jen


I see you leading your little flock to believe truth and grow up strong.

Mother's tribute - krista


I see you being selfless and brave. Wrestling to figure out what is best for your kids and making it happen.

Nancy climbing


I see you choosing joy and faith when questions go unanswered.

Mothers tribute - Steph


I see you facing your fears and slaying them.

Mothers tribute - Hil


I see you fighting through hard circumstances to cling to hope.

Mother's tribute - Madee


I see you walking this new road courageously.

Mother's tribute - Malissa


7 comments on “The best moms in the world…
  1. Pingback: “Best Moms in the World” – KidProject | The Mad Rock Team Blog

  2. Oh dear friend! It has been a joy and a privilege to journey through motherhood with you. You help me to press on and to stand up when my legs are shaky!

  3. Oh sweet Alyssa! Thanks so much for the encouragement! Your friendship has truly been a generous gift to me from the Lord and I’m blessed to have you by my side in this “endurance sport.” You have helped me to perservere indeed.

    I see you faithfully pursuing God and making every effort to be faithful and grow and love your children not because of your special gifting but because of your deep understanding of the profound responsibility that you’ve been given. You are an example to me of taking hold of “that which is truly life.”

  4. just re-read this and i teared up! Great perspective! Thanks for being an inspiring mother, for fighting to adventure with your kids and for bringing glory to God in your mothering!

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