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~Precious Gifts~


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During this holiday season, I took a step back and really watched the chaos that unfolded at each store we went to. It was amazing to see the people racing metal carts, grabbing at items as if they were starving, piling their carts as high as they could, and running into each other like they were in the Indy 500. The chaos was extreme. I will admit I took advantage of PS3 games, Tupperware, bakeware and a sewing machine during our shopping adventures. But when the day is through, what is it really all about? …Family.

When I look into my children’s eyes, hold their hand in mine, and see their beautiful faces, I am reminded of how very blessed I am to be a mom. They have changed my life into more than just a life…it is a daily learning experience full of joy laughter and love. God gave me two precious gifts to watch over, protect and love more than myself. How does one do that? with great ease and a humble heart. My life would not be where it is today without my little boy and girl making each day a journey in itself.

I was not on a good road when I was young, and I know in my soul that God gave me a little boy as my saving grace to get me to grow up, then my daughter a few years later to really kick me into shape 🙂 It wasn’t until just this year that I actually feel like an adult at the age of 30. God has put a peace into my heart, a calmness in my step, and opened my eyes to the responsibility of so many avenues in my life.  I have witnessed how these two beautiful individuals are changing my life each moment we are together. I pray to God that I raise them right.

I am very thankful for the relationship between my boyfriend and I, it is an amazing blessing and I thank God for it each day. He is a great kind man and has taught me so much about myself and the world around me. He humbles my soul and fills my heart with more love than I could ask for. When we are all together, everything feels right in the world…complete and perfect.

My sister said something that stuck in my head the other day. My nephew was drawing a picture and drew my moms new boyfriend in it also along with his son. My sisters smiling response was “Well he has been drawn into the family and there’s nothing he can do about it” 🙂 My son has done the same with my boyfriend. He drew me a picture of our home…me in the kitchen cooking, him playing a game, his sister on the front porch, and my boyfriend downstairs watching t.v. I was reminded of what she said and warmth filled my heart.

 

For all that is in a day…for all that is difficult…for all we go through in life…remember at the end of the day it is all part of the journey. And when you kiss your child on the forehead at night and tuck them into bed, you have been given the greatest gift in the world…               Being a mom. ~

~Ms. Fredrickson~

 

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