Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone
I love that quote because it is so true. It describes how I feel... how I've always felt, ever since the day that each of my children made their grand entrance into this world - and into my life. They are my heart, and I love them beyond words.
This is the last Mother's Day that I will have either one of my children living in my home. I've been reflecting on the past 20 years and all the Mother's Days where I've been honored and celebrated. I remember the little handmade gifts that were made either at school or church. I remember being taken out to lunch, or a movie, or a bike ride. I remember the flowers. Each gift and celebration meant a lot to me as it was my family's way of saying 'I love you' or 'thank you.'
But my best gifts are my kids. I can't imagine my life without them. I'm not a poly-ana; it hasn't always been easy or fun. My family has had it's share of struggles and heartache. All families do. But the joy of watching my two little babies grow up to adulthood, the fun times we've shared, and the memories that I will always cherish, have been the blessings of being a mother.
I want to wish all the mothers out there in bloggyland a happy Mother's Day. I hope you all are having a wonderful day with your family.
... and a special Happy Mother's Day to my mom.
I love you and will see you soon.