Thursday, June 28, 2007

My Heart is the Foundation from which My Children Grow...

Last night I went fishing out on the dock with Tyler. He is very big on us spending one on one time together and I truly love his company. He was telling me about some of his friends who he had grown apart from this year and was really pretty emotional about it. We talked and fished for quite some time. It was a very tender time.
Zachary on the way home today was talking about the girl he likes at school. He's kind of shy about it, but I just love that he shares these things with me. We talk about life, love, friends and yes, even sex. I am so glad that I am someone he trusts to share his life secrets with and someone who he seeks out for advice.
Elijah is two, so his whole little being is about Mommy and Daddy. The nurturing, the comfort and the center of his life though is me. And I cherish every minute.
The most wonderful part of motherhood for me is watching my children grow and mature from infancy and toddler years, adolescence to adulthood. Each stage twists them through my heart and soul over and over again. There are times when they need me desperately and times when they pull away and seek their own identities.
My heart is always open and my soul is always yearning for their return. But I know the days will come when their visits will lessen and lessen. So for now, I'm fishing, playing with lego blocks and listening about the girl my son admires from afar.

22 comments:

Mr.Brian said...

How I wish i knew you beyond blog land.You seam to be such a genuinly kind loving mom and friend.You are always thinking of others in such a loving way.
I think I am safe to say you have a wonderful relationship with the Lord and it shows.You shine with love and compassion.
It also sounds like you have a great relationship with your children.That my dear is something you can never put a price on.My wish for you is to continue to be the best darn mom ever and keep teaching your kids to show love and kindness the way you show it to others.
In my book you are a wonderful women.
Not ot to many people ask for others to pray for others the way you do.I love that.We can never have to many people praying for us in time of need.

Noemi said...

As I sit hear I cry reading your post... You are an exeptional MOM and you love your kids so dearly...

I needed some "ME" time and I always find it relaxing to read your blog and this is what I found. I just hung up the phone with my son who is on vacation in PR and we had an argument over something I am not in agreement that he wants to do... And the sad part is that tomorrow is his birthday and he will probrably be mad at me and that makes my heart ache so bad How I wish I could reach out to him the way you do with your own loving children.

You give me hope when I feel I am not doing the right things..

Thank you for being so tender and just for being you on your blog. Today witht that post you have reached my soul...

However you have

GWEN OATSVALL said...

love that post ... our children are such a blessing and to think of missing any of it is sad ... communication is the key to trust and i can tell your kids must love and trust you so much !!!

Dolores and Shawn said...

What a great post. Your love for your children really shines through.

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Your post was so incredibley touching. I can just feel the love that you have for your very lucky children.
Enjoy every second because as you sadi they have this habit of growing so very quickly.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

So true.. I cherish every moment. .and they grow up right before your eyes... Children are a blessing..
Kim

Steffie B. said...

You amaze me!

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

You are the mom I hope to be with my kids.
I would love for Thomas and Zoe to be open and see me not only as their mom but someone they can openly talk too.

I also want to say thank you for the present for Zoe.
You are so very thoughful, thank you so much.
Hugs, Elisa.

mom to three great kids said...

Hi...I came over from another blog, and i've been noticing those adorable t-shirt with "everyone loves a brown eyed girl" on them ..i would love to get one for me 3 year old daughter....can you please tell me where (if) i can get one?..i Live in Montreal Quebec...thank you

Kathy and Joel said...

You have a very special relationship with your kids and I'm sure it is reflected in their amazing personalities. Spending time with your kids is the best gift in the world.

LaLa said...

You are such an amazing Mama and Christian woman. I wish I knew you in person...what a blessing that would be.

Julie said...

This is an amazing post. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope I am as good a mother as you one day!

Doris & Dan said...

What a wonderful relationship! So special.

Keep smilin!

nikki said...

I love that...I can totally picture you out there fishing.
You are such a sweet momma.

K1 said...

I wish I'd have been able to talk to my Mom, about anything!, when I was younger. Even today, it's not easy. Your kids are blessed to have you, and you sound very blessed to have them.

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Tracy said...

What a beautiful post. It's wonderful that you're enjoying each stage of your children's lives.

Jewels of My Heart said...

Sweet, sweet post about precious and cherished times.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I hope I am half the mom you are. You are so amazing. Good job!

tracy said...

Very sweet post.

mommy24treasures said...

lovely post. this is my first time visiting.

Kimber said...

That sounds like my life right now. we've been explaining a lot of the birds and bess to the oldest, teaching the middle to ride a two wheeler and changing diapers and chasing Kate out of danger. We are lucky though aren't we. You sound like an awesome Mom!

Kim