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Sierra LaMar's Mom Reflects on Motherhood

'The overwhelming love I have for my children far outweighs those moments that you wonder how you'll ever make it through.'

Editor's note: This post was written by Marlene LaMar, whose daughter, Sierra, was kidnapped on March 16 from Morgan Hill. The post has been edited for brevity. 

Mother’s Day is a time of reflection on what being a mom has brought to your life. Being a mom has been the greatest joy of my life..

From the moment I knew that a little life was growing inside me, there was an overwhelming need to protect and nurture my child. It’s not always an easy job.  A child develops ideas of their own, and sometimes a mom might disagree because of personal experiences and wisdom. 

We hover, discipline and teach them to be responsible. We do these things because of our unconditional love for our children. I hope as mothers, we guide them to make good choices. 

Sierra is my miracle baby. I was told, that because of my age, the likelihood of getting pregnant was slim. I knew she was going to be strong-willed the moment the doctor saw on the ultrasound that she was doing somersaults in utero.

Regardless of the work it takes to raise children, the overwhelming love far outweighs those moments that you wonder how you’ll ever make it through.

The greatest gift that God has blessed me with is the joy of being a mom to two beautiful daughters. I love you Danielle and Sierra and I’m so proud to be your mom.

— Marlene LaMar

For previous coverage of the Sierra LaMar case, refer to the Sierra LaMar Disappearance: Comprehensive Updates and Information page.


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