Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mother's Dreams

For every mother there's also a child. So on this Mother's Day I want to honor my children. Without them I wouldn't be a mother. My daughter-in-law posted this Mother's Day message on her blog and I couldn't have said it better myself so I'll just direct you there.

Now I'm going to brag just a little, well, maybe a lot. Mother's with young children try to imagine what kind of adults they'll become, what kind of person they'll marry, and of course, dream of grandchildren. And parents hope their children will be even better than they are and try to give them every opportunity to get a better education, train for a better job, grow more spiritually, have more than we did. I could not possibly have imagined my son marrying a better person or a better mother to my grandchildren. She is the kind of person I wish I had been when I was her age and that means she'll be a better person than I am now when she's my age. My life's dream is reality when I look at their family.

I also want to give credit to my other children, who they've become, and who they're becoming. I salute their strengths and accomplishments. My two daughters have become strong women with children of their own. They face life's challenges head on and tackle seemingly insurmountable odds with courage and determination. I see many things that are reflections of me, and many more things that are theirs alone. I also have 4 step-children who have become wonderful adults that do honor to their families.

I'm so proud of all of them I could just burst at the seams. So here's to raising children who fulfill their mother's dreams.


All Things Frugal For You And Me said...

Oh that's so sweet!!!
Thank You, and consider yourself hugged:)

Shellmo said...

What a sweet post! Only a wonderful mom could raise such wonderful kids!

An English Shepherd said...

Great post.

Wizz :-)

High Mountain Muse said...

This is wonderful, Sandy. Well done, thank you!