I am grateful for my children. Some days are harder than others, but I’d never want to trade or give away the children the Lord has given to me.
We were married for 5 years before I held one of my babies. The first two went straight from my womb to Heaven, and I look forward to meeting them someday. I’m grateful I had those experiences so that I can be an encouragement to others that are going through it.
The years when they were infants and toddlers were intense and I was tired 95% of the time. However, there are wonderful milestones in those years that could be proudly announced to the world like, “he got his first tooth, she walked all by herself, she says mama now, etc.” I’m grateful that I got to be with them for each of those milestones.
Once I got the past the dreaded potty training there were such fun times! It was questions all the time, but they soaked up so many things. I got to introduce them to the world and wonderful things like parks, libraries, animals, creeks, bike rides, etc. I’m grateful for all the outings that were fun adventures to them.
Next we started schooling and I’m grateful that they were excited for kindergarten; each of them cried when their kindergarten was finished. Homeschooling is not easy, but I can see the benefits of it. Through schooling, reading, and learning they became/are becoming independent thinkers and forming opinions.
Through this most recent move they were such good helpers. We were all sad to move away from great friends, but my children have been troopers. There is the hope [and goal] of all 5 of us being together more – working together, learning together, and playing together. I have received a bunch of compliments for my children over the past year, and while I know there is much to work on and pray for -my job as a mother is far from over- I am proud to call them mine. I am grateful that the Lord has blessed me with them.
This is my third entry for my “52 weeks of gratitude challenge.” If you want to join in feel free to use the comments to share your thoughts or a link. I’ll use the tag “gratitude” to connect the posts so you can easily find more from this series. Best wishes!