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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Being a Mom

Where does the time go ? This picture was taken a year ago today. We took the kids to Great America Theme Park. With each picture taken of my kids I see them grow before me eyes.
It amazes me to watch them grow up and become amazing people with their own likes,dislikes, wants,desires, and dreams. Being a Mom is the most amazing gift I've ever been given. I treasure it with each day ! I'll admit there are those days when I just want to curl up in bed, covers over my head and not be called "mom". They are very rare, far and few in between but I'm human. So I won't say I never am exhausted and being called mom one more time wouldn't send me over the edge, and dividing myself between 5 children can be tough and exhausting. I do have those times. They don't seem to last long though thankfully. I can realize that what I've been given is the most precious responsibility ever. Nothing compares to the responsibility of being a mother. What you do on a daily basis shapes your little ones into the people they grow up to become. Of course I do realize other things factor into it but "mothering" has a lot to do with it. So does "fathering" but I'm just touching on my thoughts of being a mom and how my interactions with my children can mold and shape them. I try with daily life to try and share my passions, love, and interests with my children. I try to show them to appreciate the little things life gives us. I love to see their faces when they find that they are passionate about something. That they love this certain activity and they will practice and practice to get better. I love to watch them figure things out for themselves and watch them grow from the experience. I love to listen to their dreams and things they hope for in their lives. It is amazing the things they say when you really do listen. The appreciation that my children have for life is amazing. I realize some of it is instinctual but a lot of it has been taught through experience and lessons. I am closing in on some experiences with our oldest child, since this is the beginning of his Senior year with High school. He has ambitions of college, career, and dreams. I'm feeling excited and sad. After all he's my first born, all of this "letting" go is hard on me but I realize is necessary and what I have reared him to be able to do. All the time I've raised him, was so he'd built those strong wings that one day would let him leave the nest. However I'm having the hard time letting it happen. I do realize he has a year left before he is finish with High school but...I do know how fast this year will pass. I'm a bit nervous of what the future holds, I wonder if all the lessons I've taught him are enough? Do I have time to cram in a session of learning before this year escapes us? It's rough being a mom, I pray everything I've taught him is enough for him to go through his college years with enough lessons learned to be prepared and do the right thing.

He is getting ready to leave in the next week on a trip (he's traveling alone). For a school college experience. He has been invited to the campus for a "Mock" college week, with training and in room lectures. To give him a taste into the career he things he wants to go into . I'm so super excited and appreciative that he has been given this experience, however I'm scared to death. He is going across the US and he will be doing this alone. The first time he has been away and traveling by himself. That scares me but I know he has the smarts to do this and he can figure it out. I've taught him well, I know I have and just like all of my children the learning can not be a cram session, it begins with birth, each day you teach them and you spend the time to mold them into the people they become with each and every lesson.


  1. Sweet snaps! BTW, SITS sent me over...and I'm having a giveaway where EVERYBODY wins, so please come on by!

  2. That is a sweet post. Time goes by so fast. Tomorrow is another post on “What would your children say?” “Wednesday” It’s going to be fun sharing all those wonderful adventures our children do and say. If you don’t have a kid, feel free to post something about your furry four legged family member. I can’t wait. Please tell us all about them. Hope to see you tomorrow. Go to the logo that says “What would your children say?” “Wednesday”, for full details.

  3. This is my first time visiting. What a lovely post. You sound like you are an awesome mom who really gives her all to her kids. This last year with your oldest son home will go quickly but you will build even more treasured memories before he leaves the nest. (My two have left the nest in the last couple years, and it is hard, you miss them greatly, but the reunions at vacation time are wonderful.) Anyway, it's good to meet you, and God bless as you love and nurture your beautiful kids :)

  4. Thank you so much for stopping by Reflections of Grace!!

    Treasure every moment you have with those babies of yours - I'm not a mother yet, but am a preschool teacher...and, my babies I had my first year are now in 5th grade! It just doesn't even seem possible! :)