Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I'm a blessed mother!

When a 19 year old son gives a mum a card full of reasons why she is so special to him, plus a drawing he's done specifically because he knows she loves art, it makes her heart melt!


And when her daughters don't let her get up before serving her breakfast in bed (pancakes and coffee), knowing that she loves to be treated this way, she is awestruck at how blessed she is to have such treasures in her life. 

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My 18 year old daughter asked me on Sunday, what I like most about having children and it really got me thinking. There were some cute and funny ideas I came up with straight away, like, having someone to cuddle, someone to laugh with, someone to test my patience with etc. But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that there is one thing that beats them all. It is something basic that every human being needs and thrives on: To love and be loved - unconditionally. My children are the object of my love - something (or someone) to pour out my love on, which is what I was created to do. I remember giving birth to my son, my firstborn and being overwhelmed by the love I felt when I held him in my arms  - the kind of love I had never known before. I can only explain it as a miniscule version of how God must feel about us - the object of His love.

I know they look a bit cold, but this is my brood, right after the oldest two chose to be baptised at our local beach back in January.

17 comments:

  1. Awwww, what a beautiful family!! Very special children you have!!

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  2. That is so beautiful Jocelyn...I can't wait for the day my children chose to be baptized!

    What a lovely gift to and amazing Mom! Happy Mother's Day...since you're a mother every day, I can still say that! =)

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  3. Lucky you! I did get cards from my boys :)
    Nice family photo.

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day thanks to your wonderful family! You hit the nail on the head about having children. I remember after my daughter was born, I realized just how much my parents love me. Amazing!

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  5. There really is nothing like the love for your children, I agree with kel so much - I never had a clue about my own mother's love til my daughter was born. it is really the core of life.

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  6. You are indeed, blessed. What is wonderful is that you realize this. Continue to enjoy your loving family.

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  7. Isn't it great to be a mom! You are really blessed with nice kids!

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  8. Such a great post :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  9. How wonderful!! That is really nice that you received so much love and special treatment :)

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  10. How sweet! Happy Mother's Day! :)

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  11. How amazing it must be. I am the new aunt to a 15 week old nephew and a 10 1/2 week old neice, and the amount of love I feel for them is so much, I can't imagine loving anything more.

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  12. Awww, you have such a sweet son and daughter, especially for teenagers! ;) You've raised them well!

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  13. Angie @ Crimson Hill SoapsMay 12, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    How very special and lucky you are!

    Angie -Crimson Hill Soaps

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  14. Thank you for sharing your joy.

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  15. Wonderful sentiments and richly deserved! A loving family! - Rhonda

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  16. lovely family you have, I see the love there :o)

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