Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Have you ever had a day where your little one came and wrapped his/her sweet arms around your neck and hugged you and suddenly time stood still for a moment and a realization warmed over you at your amazing state of blessedness?

Sure, times can be tough; money tight; disasters happening; even death in some places, but for that one moment in time you see your child as a beloved son or daughter of God and the joys that you have experienced with your child seem to rise like a sunrise to shine in your face?

That is what happened to me today when T came and gave me a hug. I hugged back, praying that I will always remember that moment and that I will always remember how blessed I am and how glad I am to be a mother.

I never knew how much love I had until I became a mother. In fact, in those first days it utterly astounded me. Yes, I loved my husband dearly and my family dearly--but with children all those feelings were magnified one hundred fold.  

Thank you mom and mommers for all you do! Your examples have made my life so much better! Your determination and endurance gives me hope and happiness. I love you! Happy Mother's Day!

Love, M


Jun and Naomi said...

Hi Melanie, I came here from Whitney's blog.
I didn't know you update your blog often, and it is great and fun!
How cute little kids you have!

vdg family said...

Thanks Naomi! :D

Kelly said...

That sure is a lot of dandelions!! Good job, Sarah!! Did you know dandelions weren't always considered weeds?

Kristin Van De Graaff said...

Isn't motherhood amazing and so wonderful? (It also has it's challenges of course. :) ) Those moments when we hold our dear little ones really make life so good. Thanks for sharing this Mother's Day post.

Michael and Tiffany Egbert said...

I love the pictures of your kids with flowers here!

Joe and Kristin Family said...

Thanks for sharing these thoughts and pictures. Beautiful.