Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some thoughts on Motherhood

I wrote this post on Monday and have been working all week to upload my video.  After trying innumerable times, I give up.  So ...  imagine a lovely video of me and my six at the end of this post!!


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After Mother's Day weekend I've been pondering motherhood.  Aaron and I both were blessed with wonderful, Godly mothers.   His Mom is no longer with us and Mother's Day brings an element of sadness.  Her passing, though, has helped me to appreciate my Mom all the more.  I want to make sure to spend time with her while she's still here.

Over the weekend, my oldest daughter and I looked through all our old photos.  It was amazing to see how little my big kids once were.  They were so cute (not that they're not cute now, but it's a different kind of cute).  Then, I started thinking about how my little ones would be their size in a blink of an eye.  In that same blink, my older ones would be grown and out of the house.

I know that I'm working myself out of a job.  I know that my goal is to raise Godly ADULTS.  But, the thought is still a little bit sad to me.   The years pass by so fast.   I want to live each day, drinking fully the rich gifts that God has blessed me with.  Those six little people (some are getting to be not so little) are such a blessing.  I can't imagine life without any of them.  They've changed my life in so many ways, and are instruments that God uses to turn me into the woman he wants me to be.

I found a few pictures of me and my older kids while we were perusing the old scrapbooks.  I decided too make a little video of my journey to being Mom of six!



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