Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My Secret Life

There is a new show on television. It is about women and their dreams. The premise of the show is that women have given up their dreams to become wives and mothers. So - the show goes to a home and asks the woman what her dream was
before she became a wife and mother.

Perhaps it is because I got married when I was 34
and already sowed any wild oats plus some; but
when I was thinking about what my dream was,
it hit me that it was and is this...to be a mom.
I have always wanted to be a mother. I never
thought too much about being a wife, but a
mom - always.

I loved babies, I loved my baby dolls, I loved
baby sitting, I loved the thought of being a mom
and I was thrilled, when I became a mom for the first time when I was 37 years old.

Fourteen year ago, yesterday, our middle son Jordon, (seated next to me in the photo) came to live with us. He was full of blonde curly hair and laughter. He flirted and he played, he laughed and let Jesse (seated across from Mel) drag him around on his little blanket. He loved being with us, and we with him. He was seventeen months old and made the transition into being our son within a matter of seconds.

Jesse was six years old at the time, and Gabriel was only two months old. I was one tired Mom, but I loved it. I loved changing diapers, bathing, feeding bottles and more bottles, picking up toys, watching the children interact and although I was exhausted, I knew that the "little" time would fly by.

Today, if some television show came to our home to whisk me away to my secret dream life, they would have to bring me right back into our own home - right back to our sons, my husband and my life. There is nothing better, nothing more that I want from life than to love God, serve Him and be obedient to Him and of course, to be a MOM!

Praise God from whom ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!


Esther said...

I couldn't agree more! From the time I was 17, I wanted to be a wife and mother. Everything else is immaterial because I am right where God wants me. What a great place to be! :)

Macile Hooper LeJeune said...

Me, toooooo; at about 17. Before I met HL ... I wanted to be a nun. And there are times when I still want that; but GOD in HIS infinite wisdom ... gave us kids, grandkids, and yes, with Riley and MyLeeJo ... great ... greatgrandkids. GOD IS GOOD, ALWAYS. DIEU TE BENISSE!!!
Cajun Sissy