I have been saving this post because every time that I begin to write, I break into tears! I have finally succumbed to the fact that the tears are just the reward and blessing of being a sensitive soul! I am a very sensitive person and it does not take much to bring me to tears....., but the gift of motherhood is SOMETHING to cry tears of joy over.
I became a mother in 1997 when a beautiful blue eyed baby girl came into my life. My life has never been the same! When I heard the first cry and saw the sweet face of my daughter, I knew the reason that I was breathing. I had a purpose larger than my own life. Everything that I had been prior to that moment was changed forever. I remember those first few years....how every move, sound or squeak she made was recorded on film. She was our joy....our gift from God. As I said in an earlier post, I have always wanted a large family, so my husband and I continued to grow our Kilgore clan. Our second child another beautiful girl blessed our lives and continues with her sweet and loving heart. She is the peace-maker, the glue of the family. Then our son entered our lives and OH BOY....does a boy change everything. I love it though....he is all boy and I wouldn't have it any other way. Well those sweet days of the toddler years have passed and we have moved to the beginning of the teenage years....when all reason and sanity is lost to the wind. Yet, motherhood is still a gift from God. It is the best thing that I will ever be given the opportunity to experience.
As I write this post I cannot help but share that in my own life, I have been blessed by a wonderful and godly mother. She has sacrificed, worried,worked, suffered, cried, laughed and PRAYED for her Scarlet O'Hara daughter through the ups and downs of my life. I learned through her example to open my heart, my home, my pocketbook and my spirit to those in need. It is an honor to call her mother.....my best friend. I will share a secret....she is my hero! I wish you all could meet her....she would probably say sit at my table and let me bring you something to eat or drink...her gift is hospitality. I love her and so do my children and husband. Peter also fell immediately in love with grand mama!
The last couple of days in preparation for the boys...I have been reminiscing the days prior to birth of my children. I am as excited right now as I was the days prior to leaving for the hospital. I am so thankful that God choose my family for this journey. I am honored that He would again give me the chance to be a mother. Motherhood has always been a treasure as I have read throughout scripture. As I close this post, I would like to challenge each of us as parents.....treasure each moment...the "not so good days" and the great days of parenting. These days soon will pass!
Hug your mother!
My beautiful mother and her grandchildren