As a Mother though, I continue to find myself wanting to trade places... but this time with my kids, when they are hurting or struggling. Now I know enough that, as a Mom I can't do that, and really shouldn't either. I know that everything that happens to us, happens for a reason but still...it hurts my heart to watch my kids hurt. So I continue to pray that as a Mother, I will know what I can do.
And I hope that I have taught them all the things they will need to hang on, keep the faith and trust their Heavenly Father to help them be strong enough to handle whatever comes their way in life. Yes, if I could trade places... I would, but just like in my younger years, I needed to stay and learn how to grow from the experiences I had. And most importantly help others who ever have to experience the same thing.
|"The secret to life; one can only see clearly with the heart. Anything that is essential is invisible to the eyes. How much time and effort you've spent on someone or something is what makes them so important." ~ Michael Krol|
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child." ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty