Becoming a Mom was not a easy road for me. I endured several surgeries and medical procedures to then ultimately not be able to ever bear any children. It was always a dream of mine to be a mom. Since it was such a long journey I do not take my role as Mom lightly. It is one of the most important roles in my life.
I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I have to be a mother. Being a mother has been so much more than I expected! I love hearing my children call me Mom. I treasure their hugs and kisses. I enjoy hearing their excitement over the little things. I love seeing the world through their eyes. I’m grateful that I can hold them when they are hurt to make it all better. One of my favorites is talking with them in their beds at night. I love hearing them laugh and play. I enjoy seeing them accomplish something challenging.
I do not take for granted this incredible gift of being a Mom. I know it came because of the sacrifice of two incredible women. I know their hearts ache at times for these beautiful children. I want them to know that I will always be eternally grateful for the gift they gave their children of a family and me to be a Mom!
- Jess Moon, United For Adoption Board Member