Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

My children.........

They bring me, simultaneously, the greatest pain and the greatest blessings. I can't begin to imagine my life without them. Letting them go will be one of the hardest, most necessary, things I will ever have to do and I am so grateful that I don't have to do that, yet. I have learned more through my children, than they have learned through me. They all possess qualities that I am still struggling to obtain. Their whole lives are ahead of them and I can't wait to see what God has in store. And yet, I long to keep them young forever; where I can keep them safe from the dark corners of the world. Where a hug and kiss makes everything all better. Where their greatest disappointment is being the last one picked for kick-ball.

They will be grown soon and living their own lives, but for now I am cherishing every moment.

(Even the not so great I'm-a-stinky-rebellious-teenager-moments:)

I love you kiddo's........ more than you could possibly know!


Nana C said...

Heather, how glorious for you children, to be the Mom they need now and always, (it will be ok) they will call, cry and laugh with you as they become adults. It pulled at my heartstrings, both of my girls seemed to leave at about the same time, moved out of the state!!! We are still close though and you can be that way with your children also. Nana C

Lori said...

I'm totally with ya sister. You are fortunate to have a relationship with YOUR mother to pattern the relationships with your kids. They will some day rise up and call you Blessed (even the not-so-fun-stinky-teenagers)