Tuesday, November 10, 2009

What being a mother means to me

In one word....

EVERYTHING

There is nothing that gives me greater pleasure in the world than being around my children, all of them. I adore being their Mom.

Having this second chance at parenting has been the greatest gift of my life. Not necessarily because it is always fun or easy, although I do appreciate those times immensely. I think the biggest gift that parenthood during the "middle years" is the gift of wisdom and patience that I have been able to utilize in my parenting toolbox. I have always perceived myself as a good mom, although I surely wish that I had the head on my shoulders back then that I do now. I don't think that I was able to see the bigger picture in terms of the impact my words and deeds would have so many years later. I think good intentions and lots of love went a long way with Justin, as he is a super man. He is the kind of a man that I am proud to say will make a wonderful partner to his bride to be, Judy. That is the best gift that I could have ever been part of giving.

Thankfully, the Little's have the benefit of all of this "hard fought" wisdom that I have accumulated. I can already see the people that they will become being formed right in front of my eyes on a daily basis.

Lastly, there is no greater joy in life for me than watching the three of them together. Here I am this past July with the three of them and you can see the happiness all over my face.

Lori is one lucky mama and boy does she know it!!

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6 comments:

Tammie said...

And they are just as lucky to have you as their mom!

JO said...

I like this post

Vivian M said...

What Tammie said!

And don't we all wish we had the wisdom the first time around? I am still looking for the instruction manual! :o)

Candy said...

Beautiful photo and beautiful family.

Mama Duck said...

I love your posts--and that picture is priceless! I wish I knew the parenting stuff you know...I have the benefit of age, but not necessarily wisdom, and as for parenting wisdom, this is my first time around. :)

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