I have to admit that some of the greatest Christmas memories I have ever had, was when I was pregnant. I guess it is just that I seem to relate (in a small way) what Mary must have gone through. How she did what did, under those circumstances is amazing to me. And I can’t imagine all the things that must have gone through her mind when she found out that she was to be the Mother of the Christ child. I love in the scriptures when it says in Luke 2 : 19 …’But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.’
As a parent on many occasions and even before my kids were born, I prayed that their life would turn out much better and safer than mine. I prayed to know how to raise them and understand them. I prayed for the strength and courage to make the right choices myself, so that they could look to me for help and an example. That hasn’t always been the case but I really do try. Motherhood is a huge responsibility but looking back over those almost 30 years, I have to say that I wouldn’t change anything because hard as it was….I have never experience such great joy, as when I held my kids in my arms. What incredible little people they were …even way back then.
So when we received this photo of our sweet daughter in law, pregnant with our first grandson…it made my heart happy all over again. How grateful I am that my Heavenly Father has let me live here on the earth long enough to meet and get to share life with these wonderful grandchildren. We are soooooooo excited for this new little guy to come be part of our family, we can hardly wait!!!
A dear friend of mine came to my house the other day with her 3 cute little girls. They mentioned how many stockings there were on the mantle and asked who they were all for. When I said my family, the one little girl said “ wow, you have a lot of family”, I felt like crying ….yes I have a lot of family, in other words you could say that I am rich, very rich because of my many family and friends, it doesn’t get any better than this! So now I need to make one more stocking for our little Hezekiah!
Good night dear friends!
(Photo by … www.laurawattswalsh.com )
“Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother's Love“ ~ Maureen Hawkins
‘A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside... when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone” ~ Author Unknown
“Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do“ ~ Author Unknown