My children are the best humans I know. It is so great to end a long week and spend it with my three. The smiles, the laughs we share, melt away any troubles endured throughout my long week. My three, I believe, surely bring out the best in me.
I pray I never take for granted how they meet me at the door, struggling over who gets “first hug.” Let me never take for granted the tearful, “Mommy has two sides!” As they compete to sit on either side of me. At 13, 11, and 9, I consider myself blessed that they still want to spend time with me. I am still in amazement that God gave me such wonderful children. He surely knew that in order for me to be a decent Mommy, He had to give me the best children. In truth, they make me look good – they make my job easy.
I count it all joy that after the week I had, I can stay up late with my kiddos, play pranks, tell stories, and laugh! For me, there really is no better way to spend a Friday night. Not everyone understands how much I truly enjoy time with my kiddos. I do not consider it a “break” when they go to Daddy’s for the weekend. On the contrary, I am rather bored! Yes, I have friends, with whom I often spend my time in the absence of the kids, but at the end of the day, I think I prefer the three humans who know me best!
As time is quickly passing and I recognize how much they are growing, I am doing my best to cherish each moment spent with them. Time waits for no man, no matter how much I long for it to slow down. Looking back, I can remembered the moments I found out I was pregnant with each one. I remember each birth. To have been blessed to be a stay-at-home Mommy for the first six and a half years of our marriage, I can truly say was a blessing and an honor. I was able to watch the children hit each milestone and grow…
Now, as we transition into their adolescence, a new stage for all, myself included, I am still learning, still growing myself, it seems. However, my prayer is that we remain close. I pray that God continues to watch over them as they grow, and keep them throughout their lives. I am not the perfect Mommy, but I am doing the best I can. My love continues to grow – I never knew it possible! I not only love my three, I like them, and enjoy spending precious time with them. They are all such a pleasure and a blessing added to my life.
“Oh, I wonder what God was thinking, when He created Jaide, Michaela, and Aiden? I wonder if He knew everything I would need, so He made all my dreams come true. When God made those three, He must have been thinking about me…”