About the Author

Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
Find more at DaySpring.com
(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
Find more at
Recent Posts

Reader Interactions


  1. Praying this Mother’s Day you are comforted by favorite memories, simple memories, and savored moments. My mom died on my birthday as well. I was sure there were other people out there but I’d yet to meet one. That day has become convoluted with so many different emotions and overwhelm. I’m not sure when that day is for you, but I hope and pray you give yourself time and space to feel all the feels, letting them wash over you confident they will not drown you, aware of the Lord’s presence as you experience every single one. Happy Mother’s Day.

    • Lindsey, blessings to you on your birthdays too. Mine was in March. It is definitely an emotional day, but time has helped.

  2. Oh Dawn, a beautiful article. I live to be a Mom. My Mom taught me that. She did it naturally, she genuinely loved, cared for and gave all she had to her children. Your article is a beautiful reminder of how truly blessed we are to have others call us, Mom.
    Happy Mothers Day!

  3. Hello Everyone, I am one mother who loves the position of Motherhood; Caregiver, Teacher, Comforter, Nurse, Chef, Girl Scout Mom, Band Mom, and Chauffeur.

    My years of being my mother’s “only” child helped prepare me some for the lifelong journey. My joy has been watching my three daughters grow into intelligent young women who know the love of God. Understanding Daughters can be very complicated sometimes. Each child is different and independent of the other siblings. Your love has to meet and embrace different perspectives and personalities. Be prepared to ask the Holy Spirit for daily guidance and comfort in your heart. Don’t forget that hormones come to visit in about the 6th Grade and they never leave (Smile).

    I can only speak for myself and I have enjoyed many cards (handmade), cookies, small gifts and vacations from my daughters over the years. What I liked best was seeing them be happy, no worries about their jobs and enough in their checking accounts. You understand, I know you do.

    God bless the children who are gifted to Mothers all around the world.

    Your Sister in Christ

  4. Such a beautiful memory and tribute to motherhood, Dawn. Wishing your own mom could be here to celebrate with you. She would be so proud of you.

  5. Dawn,

    Thanks for the precious memories of motherhood. My mom died in 2009 after a 2 year battle with dementia. I miss the old mom way before that. When I got married I gained a step MIL. His mom died in late 1980s from brain cancer. We don’t celebrate mother of father’s day anymore. Both our parents are gone & we never had children. Praying all moms out there get blessed this Sunday. You women do a tremendous job raising Godly children.

    Blessings 🙂

  6. This is wonderful. I could relate to every word. I appreciate this very much and pray that you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  7. My Mom passed away April 7th. I have barely begun to grieve her and this Mothers Day will be difficult. My three children are doing all they can to make it special for me and I am blessed to have them. Yes this year will be difficult but I am also blessed that I had my beautiful mother for 56 years and I cherish and treasure every moment I had with her.

    • Nancy, I understand what a hard holiday this will be. I’m thankful for your kind and understanding children. Blessings to you!