Today is one of my very favorite holidays of the year. Waking up this morning to glorious sunshine outside, the chorus of song birds singing, and all of my young loves still asleep, I have the feeling of being so incredibly blessed. There are days when I wonder how I could be so fortunate to live this life, have all of this love around me. As I get older, I learn to hold this blessing even more gently, cherish it each and every day, and more and more I understand the gift I have been given. As a mother, I often wonder if I am making the wrong decisions, if I am being too hard, too soft, too ga-ga over them, not loving enough. I question my decisions, hope and pray that I am giving these boys the very best of me so that they in turn will grow to be incredible, loving, giving, generous adults. But then, every once in a while, they blow me away. They are over-the-top wonderful. They are so generous and loving in makes my eyes sting to hold back the tears. My heart swells and for a moment it catches my breath as I look at them - these marvelous young men are MY sons. The sorts of children I dreamed about having, and raising. Here they are. And I am filled with wonder as to how it all came to be. I truly do have the most amazing children - they are quick with their love, they hug often, say I love you all of the time, and are there whenever, where ever I need them. They are the children I dreamed of. And I know I am a very blessed mother.
I also would like to post this photo of my mom and I, as it is one of my favorites. My mom and my Grandma are the two most important women in my life. They have shaped who I was to become. I am the woman I am because of the two of them. I feel blessed to have had both of them in my life~