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    It’s Mothers Day on Sunday.   I still remember the day I found out I was pregnant with Matthew (and I wrote about it on this blog!) http://weather.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/08/13/finding-out/

    Now I have two beautiful boys in my life that call me their “Mama”.  I can’t tell you how important and special the role of their mother is to me.  It has brought me joy that I cannot describe.  I still look at them and am in awe of their presence.  

    I never thought I would be a mom which some say they find surprising.  Career was the most important thing to me for many years.   It gave me my own self worth and acceptance.  Once I met my husband things changed, and I started to realize maybe there was a little more to life.    Yes, it was great to have a career, but there was something more out there for me to discover.  When we decided to try to have children, things shifted.  Priorities changed, and my life was focused on something different.  The day I got pregnant was the moment things became clear.  I was going to be someone’s mother.   This was going to be the biggest and best career move of my life.

    Matthew and Theodore.   My loves.  They are the greatest gift I have ever been given.  I can’t imagine my life without their beautiful faces.  Yes, of course it’s a tough job raising kids – it’s always a challenge at every stage.  I consider myself one of the very fortunate to have a hands-on husband that is always present.   We are truly partners – not just husband and wife.  This is our job, and a privilege to be parents to these beautiful smart boys.

    It’s also wonderful to see my mother with my kids.  I have a deeper appreciation of what she went through raising my brother and I.    My little ones give me the gift of being able to get closer to my Mom. I can step aside and watch them being read to, played with,   and loved by their grandmother.   Sometimes I get glimpses of myself as a young child doing the same things with her all those years ago.

    My children are what keep me going.    They make all the silly stuff that I used to worry about trivial.   Seeing their smiling faces after I get home from work makes my heart full.   Watching them sleep peacefully at night snug, safe and warm gives me more satisfaction than a shelf full of awards or certificates.     Hugs and Kisses from them are all I need in encouragement, and hearing them say “I love you Mama” well, that’s the Gold Medal of motherhood right there.

    It’s Mothers Day Sunday where we remember and celebrate our Moms.   But for me, it’s the most joyful day of my life – when I learned I was going to be a parent, and the blessings and rewards I get on a daily basis being near them.

    To Matthew and Theodore.    Thank you for making me a better person, a better sister, a better daughter and a better wife.    I love you with all of my heart…and then some

    Janice

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May 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Millie Ducker

Thank you Janice for the wonderful photos of your beautiful little boys. And thanks too for the beautiful mothers day message of love and caring. I can just feel the love in your words. Take care and love.

May 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm

DoloresFromOK

Hi,Bloggers.Hope all Moms had a great Mom's Day.I had avery busy weekend.Grandson graduated from Oklahoma University,with a BA in sports communication,and will be doing a paid internship for the summer.Then on to my daughters in Ponca City for Mothers Day.Fun time with grand kids and greats.Good news ,Margie,hope all continues to go well.Weather here is warm and in the 80's.Mother's Day was a beautiful day,no wind and nice 70's.Blessed with great weather and wnoderful family,Dolores

May 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Margie Gacki

Where is everybody today? I couldn't let a day go by with no posts on the blog. We had a really soggy day here with over an inch of rain. My appt. with the medical oncologist was really long (actually it was the wait that was long--over 2 hours--yuck!) The good news is that what I have is actually pre-cancerous & low-grade. It is also hormone-receptor-positive, which means that the tamoxifen therapy should work really well. I meet with the radiation oncologist next Monday. Stay tuned. Margie

May 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Dawn

Happy belated Mother's Day Janice! Very beautiful what you have written, who would of thunk when we were kids, as nieces, that we would be blessed with beautiful children in our lives and be so thankful everyday! hugs to you all! d

May 14, 2012 at 8:56 am

JB in Texas

JD, Thanks for sharing your pictures and your wonderful words with us. I wish all a very Happy Mother's Day. JB

May 13, 2012 at 10:40 pm

lilshel

J D...Thanks for your lovely Mother's Day Story...You know sometimes when we think we have everything we need...we soon discover the best was yet to come!!! And so it was with you. God Bless and Happy Mother's Day.

May 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

herb noseworthy

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to you and your mom

May 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

pjman

Happy Mother's day to all!!!! PJ

May 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

A.J. De Young

JD, also wanted to say thank you for the pictures that went with those beautifully written words, great pictures of all of you,and you also have great talents to be a writer for books or Hallmark cards!! Happy Mother' Day..AJ

May 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm

BGinTX.

Janice, thanks for sharing those beautiful thoughts of you and your beautiful family. God has truly blessed you with such a beautiful family. Please enjoy,love and cherish each one every single day of their lives. I was blessed with two beautiful children many years ago. Unfortunatly, I lost my son in 2004,but I still have a daughter and my lovely wife,[MOM],of 47 years. Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely mothers.BG.

May 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

A.J. De Young

Happy Mother's Day JD and all blogging Moms, and at some point we all had one, on Mother's Day I still miss my Mom and Grandmom even though it's been since 1975 without them...JD you put into words exactly how I would have felt had I ever been a Mom, like you I think if I had them I would have stood and cried and cried at the awesome gift from God, have a wonderful day with all 3 your boys and yes your wonderful partner and love...Sean..have a great day Audrey, Margie hope you feel stronger. AJ

May 11, 2012 at 2:32 pm

PJ

Happy Mothers Day JD!!! Thanks for sharing you little ones with us. Happy Mothers day to all the wonderful Mothers out there. Happy Birthday Audrey and a late birthday to Marie. May all have a great weekend!!! PJ

May 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Gwen

JD, Thanks for sharing your life and your family with us. It's a blessing to see the love you and Sean have for your boys. I really relate to how each little bundle of joy changes your life. First 2 were planned...Second 2 were totally unexpected. They've made my life richer by far than any career path I could have taken. It still brings joy to my heart to hear them say "I love you, Mama"...even though they're big, burly guys now. And I have the little grands that say "I luf you, Mamaw". :)

May 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Audrey from Indiana

J.D. and bloggers: Thank you Janice for sharing your heart warming story of being a Mom. God has blessed you richly, and I pray He will continue to do so in the days ahead. I am a Mom to three grown children, and they too are a blessing. Continue to love and cherish each aspect of their lives. Happy Mother's Day to all Moms, and Happy Birthday to Audrey, (me) on Sat. I was a Mother's Day present many years ago. Have a great time with your loved ones this week-end. Beautiful day today. Audrey

May 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Margie Gacki

Janice, thank you for sharing your thoughts and your beautiful family with us. I've enjoyed the opportunity to see them grow. Being single, I can't relate to how it feels to be a mother, but I definitely know how tremendously proud you are of your beautiful boys. They are very blessed to have a mom who loves them so much. I'm glad I'm a part of your blogging family. I really do love you & I appreciate you so very much. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful family. God bless all of you. Margie

May 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

DoninRichmond

Can so relate to your story Janice. I was Mom & Dad to 4 kids. I use to pray that I lived to see all four on there own. They have all done very well and for some reason God keeps me going. Happy Monthers Day

May 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.