Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day =- A MOTHER'S HEART

This is one of my most favorite quotes.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. –Elizabeth Stone
It is sooooo true. Once you become a mom, life is never the same. You no longer think of yourself first. It is that little being and how it will be affected by whatever happens to be going on at the time that is first and foremost in your mind.

Can I provide all he needs? Can I keep him healthy? What kind of person will he grow into? How will what I do affect his attitudes about life and people?

My first child, Billy, came way too early in my life, so I couldn't answer those questions with a definite yes. I made that decision to provide for him the best way I could, and that was by letting someone else be his mother. I always kept in touch. I always knew he was okay. And he always knew I was his birth mom.
Once I grew up a little I had two more wonderful sons. I knew I could provide what they needed and they became the focus of my life.

Now looking back, I know that I did the best job I could for all my boys and my boys are healthy and happy. I know that they found good young ladies to watch out for them, to care for them, to love them.
I know that they are good citizens and they are teaching their children the same values I tried to instill in them.I love my boys. They will always have my heart. It no longer lives in me, but with them.


I don't have many pictures of all three of my sons together. Bill, the oldest grew up and lives in Pennsylvania. This picture was taken in 1988 when my mom and I took Michael and Zach to visit. This is my 3 boys with their grandmother.

The picture below was taken in 1994 when Bill came to visit us in Round Rock

And then I got these two girls to love. And they have my heart too
And then came grandsons. This is one of my favorite pictures.



And next year on Mother's Day, I will have another little one to love. Our third grandson is expected to make his appearance in October.


It's a funny thing about a mother's heart.
It lives outside her body.
It gets divided over and over again.
And it keeps growing.
There is always more love than it can hold
The love keeps flowing over to travel in more and more directions.
WHATEVER DIRECTION HER KIDS SEEM TO BE HEADING, THAT'S THE DIRECTION A MOTHER'S HEART WILL HEAD, TOO!
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1 comment:

Pam said...

This is so sweet and wonderful!