This Friday, our little girl will be turning 6 and our oldest will turn 8 in April. It’s been beautiful watching our little ones grow year after year. Even though it’s filled with a lot of emotions, I have sought to be as intentional as I can possibly be; I don’t want to miss a moment (yes I am selfish. I want to be in every milestone that my babies make).
It’s been a learning process full of wows along with tears of joy.
Having lost my mama at a very young age, I really never experienced the true beauty in this kind of bond even though I have been blessed with so many beautiful women that have loved me along the way.
Back to my own babies. As a new mama almost 8 years ago, I was determined to enjoy the mother/ child bond that I never experienced.
A mother’s prayer said daily for my children. Surrendering them to the Will of God. Crying my heart out with every fear I have in my heart regarding my babies. When I was little, I wished this sort of prayer; a mother’s prayer to be prayed for me. I am happy that now I can do this for my babies and will continue to do so for as long as I live.
I desired to love my babies and I wanted them to feel it without me having to say it. Of course I still tell them how precious they are a whole lot. I love how this feels and I can tell my babies know it as well. That feeling a child gets from their mama. Knowing that they are precious and unconditionally loved.
For my little boy, I wanted to hold this little hand and daily give him assurance only a mother could give. I still do and I hope to do so for as long as we are both alive.
As for my little girl, I needed her to know that she not only had a mother in me but also a girlfriend. Yes she can try on my shoes, yes she can share my lip balm, yes she can try on any of my dresses, she can have some of Mama’s good smelling lotion and more. All of that is perfectly okay because that’s what Mama’s and daughters do. They share and there’s freedom that exists and I daily enjoy it.
As we raise our children, I desire to let them know that despite the fact that their mama is a sinner like any other human being, that same mama loves them unconditionally. Nothing they can or will ever do to make this mama love them less.
I am thankful to God for having chosen me to be their mama.
I am thankful to God that He allowed this weak body of mine to carry them.
I am thankful to God for giving me health and life to enjoy birthdays for the past years.
I am thankful to God for the years of bottom wiping I have done for my babies in the past.
I am thankful to God for the little tears I have wiped and scrapes I have kissed.
I am thankful to God for the little hands that give me endless hugs.
I am thankful to God for the smelly little morning breathes that run to my bed to kiss me as big as they know how.
I am thankful for my babies, my children and my precious blessings from heaven.
I love you Gary and Michele.
40 thoughts on “My children.”
Wishing blessings and happiness for them
May God continue to bless and protect you all. 🌹
Thank-you Elaine 💞. May God continue to bless and protect you too. Thank-you for the flower 😀
My advanced birthday wishes to your little darlings! May God bless them both with good health and virtues..May the Lord bless you too to continue nurturing them lovingly..
Surya…. You just made me cry my dearest. Thank-you for your kind words.💞💞
I love my children and am truly blessed by an amazing wife. Thank you for loving our children my love.
Thank-you for loving their mama deep enough that she has much more extra to love on them. Thank-you for loving them too my love 💓.
That was wistful and beautiful, Susan. I wish your daughter a wonderful birthday. They are blessed to have such a loving mama. Your words remind me that I should not get cross with my mother for always fretting 🙂
😂. It’s your mama’s right to worry about her baby. It’s called being mama 💞. Thank-you dear sis. I hope it’s bright and sunny in your time zone today. Either way, warm hugs from my humid zone today 🤔.❤❤
It is overcast and windy. But I am sending some warm hugs your way too from my nippy zone. Am heading out for a run in the wind to feel it in my hair 😉
Beautiful children and a beautiful message. 🙂
This is so beautiful and your children are lovely!!
Beautiful children and happy birthday to your daughter.
Thank-you very much Tikeetha
Your children are beautiful!
Thank-you my dear 💞
This was SO beautiful! I felt your mama’s heart! I’m so glad God has given you your health and these wonderful years with your kids. (I’m also thankful for the sister I have found in you ❤ ) btw, you're kids are absolutely adorable!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
I am thankful for the sister I have found in you. It’s been a blessing. Life is real and yes there’s is love. So much love from others. Thank-you for being that love that I can feel. For being my sister ❤. Motherhood to me has never been a simple word. It’s a blessing, it’s humbling and I am daily thankful. When I get the mama feelings, it takes me back to my childhood (when I badly desired to know how it felt to be touched by a mama, to be loved without limitations). I know it now and I absolutely love it!. 💞
I’m so glad you are able give that love that you yourself didnt get the chance to experience. A redeeming love. ❤
I loved hearing about you little girl imitating you. I didn’t get a chance to do that either, but I enjoy my granddaughter interacting with her mother. Manicures for two!
Thank you Elizabeth. It’s amazing watching my little mama trying on my shoes. She says my T-shirts are cozy. Always melts my heart.
You have beautiful children and this was a lovely post. Wishing your daughter a happy birthday.
Thank you Kathy.
That’s not your kids … they are fashion models in a J. Crew for Kids ad!!! 😉
Hehehe. You are so kind Susan. Hmmmm. Maybe it’s a Susan trait 🤔😁. I cut that picture straight out of a catalogue 😂. Thank-you 💞
OMG!! I was giving you a compliment! But I was right? LOL!
Thank you for sharing your story and letting us in. Mothers are truly a blessing and I am sure you will be your kids biggest blessing. We all really need to thank God for everything since He is the only one with power. May God bless you and your lovely family now, and always 🙂
Sherry my dearest, thank you for such lifting words today. Thank-you for taking your precious time to read my story. Many hugs your way 💞
Thank you Susan. I know you were my dear. Those two in the photo are my babies. Lol
Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂 You are richly blessed – with beautiful children, with each other, and with your faith. God bless you as you journey with Him!
Thank-you Vera. It’s a blessing to get to read stories of wise women such as you. I learn a little at a time ❤. God bless you too Vera 💞
This was beautiful! I have two children of my own and every day I’m in awe of who’ve they become and what they’re capable of doing. Like you, I’m truly blessed for having them in my life and make it a point to let them know every day how much I love them. Thanks for sharing this!
Thank-you very much for taking your time to read my heart. Daily I see God’s love and Grace for me in so many ways and my children are one of them. Children are indeed a blessing 💞
This is so beautiful ❤
As they grow may the blessings grow in your life and theirs. Amen.
Thank-you Judith 💞
Wow, you have two beautiful children.