However, for the first 6 years of my life, I was an only child. I had my mother’s full attention and she spent the most time with me until I started school. I loved every minute I got to be with her from going on bus rides to working on workbooks with her.
As I got older times changed, things got a little harder, and soon I would only see my parents in the evenings. I didn't understand then what I do now.
My parents did an amazing job at providing for us. They made sure we had a safe environment, people around that loved us and the essentials of everyday life if not more.
I know had my parents had it their way, my mom would have continued to stay home to be with each and every one of my brothers, the same way she did with me.
My mother always made sure she had time with us when she didn't have to go to work or school. I know now how important that was for me.
Being a parent is hard work, something I could never give credit to my mom until I had my own kids.
My mother has inspired me to be the best mom I can be to my kids. I am involved, I show them love and I care for them much like what my mother did for me in the early years when she could stay home and be with me.
I am grateful for the sacrifices my parents made to provide for us. I am blessed to have had the love and care from my mother that helped create nurturing memories that inspire me everyday I spend time with my own children.
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Johnson & Johnson and it's partners have worked together to care for mothers and children worldwide for years. They have estimated that they have touched more than 1 billion people everyday with their products, services and programs.
This year I am excited to be working with Johnson & Johnson in Houston, Texas for LATISM 2012 conference. Johnson & Johnson will be showcasing some of their initiatives under “global motherhood.”
I encourage you to learn about the wonderful work Johnson & Johnson is doing and hope you are inspired to make a change by using your social networks for social good. We hope to raise awareness and inspire moms like you to help make a difference.
LATISM'12 Attendees: Please stop by suite Arboretum II during the LATISM conference to talk with Johnson & Johnson and its partners about the work they do. I hope to see you there!
Can't make it to LATISM'12 no worries follow along the convo via twitter hashtag #InspireCare and help spread the good with a tweet or two!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post through Johnson & Johnson and Latina Bloggers Connect however the above are my true and honest opinions.