Friday, August 1, 2008

On being a mother.

Lately my thoughts have been with my children and how quickly they have all grown up. I feel more aware than ever just how very short life is. It seems like only yesterday my children were young and had their whole lives in front of them....well they still have their whole lives in front of them, but they are no longer little and in my constant care. Yesterday they were 12 and 10 years old and today they are almost 25 and 27 years old. I did have one more child after this.......I feel I was so blessed to have 5 very lucky.

I have been going through my photos and found this one amongst them all. I know they were that young once, but I just can't believe that two of these children are now parents with children of their own.

Children are such a blessing in our lives. They can bring heartache yes...that is just part of being a parent, but they are also the most wonderful and important part of our lives. For me having a family is probably the most important thing that I have ever done in my life.

I realise how precious it was to have this time with my children when they were little. As life has progressed and certain events have taken place in my life I have come to realise just how important loving, holding, hugging, sharing and enjoying your children is. I have come to realise how important families are.

Here's miss A (Sooooo cute - but then what mother wouldn't say that), the one not in the other photo who came along later. She will be 17 in a few weeks.........yeek!! 17 years that is scary, very scary!! She keeps reminding me of that fact often lately.

Someone asked me once in a job interview of all things what was the most rewarding experience I had ever had in my life and I only had to think for a second and said BEING A MOTHER...and I truly meant it.

When I found out that I was expecting my second child I wondered how I was going to love that child as much as the first. I didn't understand how I would be able to find enough love for both children. Silly me!!! I came to realise that as a mother our love just expands and expands to include all the children that we have......I know God made it that way.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Hey! I love the new look! At first I thought I had come to the wrong place.

Yes, being a mother is the best thing I've ever done - even with all the times that it was also the hardest thing I have ever done. I feel that it was so important a thing that I know deep inside that it was my destiny. It is the most important thing I have achieved so far in my life.

I love the photos! Josh so looks like Josh despite the fact that he is a baby in the photo! A very cool post!