10 May 2009

Mother's Day



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~



8 comments:

AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage said...

I love this post. I completely relate to what you're talking about, and you explained it so beautifully. I'm ready to cry because my son set his alarm to wake up early and surprise me with breakfast this morning. How many teenage boys would really do that for their moms?

I hope you have a great day!

xo~AnNicole

Joyce said...

A beautiful post for a beautiful woman and the women that helped make this all possible. Yes, my friend you are truly bless to have such wonderful and handsome boys. I hope your day was a golden one! xoxo

Ciara said...

Oh my heart...

You are an inspiration. What a beautiful post, and how lucky are those boys!

Kristin said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
What you wrote was just beautiful and loved each picture!

blondiensc said...

That was a lovely post...isn't it amazing how wonderful children make you feel inside? Your boys sounds like wonderful children, and I am sure it has a lot to do with the way you and your husband are as parents! Your boys are lucky to have you as their mother...! thank you for sharing, the photos are heart warming!

FrenchBlue said...

beautiful mommy!
what a beautiful family & post~
thank you for sharing it all~
xox's

Rebecca Frame said...

what an inspirational post...you truly are a beautiful spirit...

i am really enjoying your blog...it is a lovely spot to visit.

hav a wonderful monday!
rebecca

Georgia B. said...

you are blessed. happy mother's day {a day late}.