"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Mommy & Me" A "Blast from the Past" pic!!!

I thought about this a while……what does being a mommy mean to me?

I wondered, “How is my life different than any other Mommy out there?”

I finally figured that what makes my life different is that God has given me the perfect kids for ME-to grow & develop me as a person.

They all try my patience at times, but……..

Ana has taught me compassion for others. Our 70ish older neighbor passed away last week, & she has NEVER been intimidated by death. When she found out he was dying, every time she saw his wife outside, she would BEG permission to just run & give Mrs. “H” a hug. WOW!!! How often would I do something like that? While I’m not scared of death, per se, I still don’t particularly relish running out to comfort someone who is in the midst of the worst trial of her life.

But…..my daughter does.
She LOVES….with such an open heart.

Ruth has taught me to laugh-at almost everything! Just about every time you look at that child, she is either laughing or smiling. You can’t help but have your spirits lifted around her.

She also LOVES hugs. I am NOT a “hug” person.
At least, I could live all my life without hugging.
But, not now that a “hugger/cuddler” has come into my life.
She demands it (you know how 2 year olds are).

& it’s very good for me.
I have discovered it’s good to have hugs.
Especially from one who loves you so completely
& unconditionally.

Natty has slowed me down.
With one or two kids,
I found I could still pretty much do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.
But three!!?
Nope. I have to slow down & stop to meet their needs first-
or else my whole day quickly falls apart.

He is also LOUD. Before I had a boy, everyone told me boys are LOUD. I never really understood that until he found his voice.
His volume is good for me, because I have found that my tolerance for general “kid” noise has greatly increased as well.
(& yes, we are starting to work on using an “inside voice” inside & an “outside voice” outside…..but, hey, he’s only 21 months. Can’t have too high of expectations, can we?)

How have your kids made you a better person?

Also, I want to thank the mothers in our lives for all they have contributed to us:

My mom, Dave’s mom, Grandmothers. You have taught us well, & we love you all!

But, the mothers I can’t ever forget-

Mama A*****-thank you so much for the love you showered on our children when they were so young & vulnerable.

Mama N*****-thank you…….there really are no words to describe the GIFT you have given us.
The day I met my third child, 11-11-07.
He wouldn't come home for 3 more months.
Happy Mother's Day to every one of you special moms!


vaneblu said...

Happy Mother's day!!
beautiful picture!

The Flores Family(Maria, Jose and Jose Luis) said...

Precious words, and nice pictures! Have a wonderful mother's day.

Anna said...

Happy Mothers Day too Kim! And your post is beautiful what you said about each of your children. They are such blessings.

And now am nervous that when number 3 kiddo does arrive for us one day, life is going to suddenly be a whole lot busier...or maybe slower??? But can't wait anyway:)

Take care,

Tina said...

Happy Mother's Day Kim!!! Great pic.

nora said...

Great pictures Kim! I think its amazing that we get to be better people through the children that raise us... :)

Tracy'sspace said...

What a lovely post and picture!

Leslie said...

Wow such a great post! Love that pic!


Brad said...

Happy Mother's Day to both Mother-of-3 Dillon and Mother-of-1 Dillon.

Mom to the 3rd Power said...

Wow! That is such a special picture! Being a Mom of three is so awesome, don't you think?

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