Our Life

My children.


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.

  1. 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..

  2. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. πŸ˜‚. It’s your mama’s right to worry about her baby. It’s called being mama πŸ’ž. 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 πŸ€”.❀❀

      1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  3. 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!!!! ❀ ❀ ❀

    1. 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!. πŸ’ž

  4. 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!

    1. Hehehe. You are so kind Susan. Hmmmm. Maybe it’s a Susan trait πŸ€”πŸ˜. I cut that picture straight out of a catalogue πŸ˜‚. Thank-you πŸ’ž

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚ You are richly blessed – with beautiful children, with each other, and with your faith. God bless you as you journey with Him!

  7. 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!

    1. 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 πŸ’ž

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