“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained” - Winston Churchill
I have said before that I never planned to be a mother. I had always planned to be married and be a wife but not a mother. I didn't think I had what it took to be a mom. It was too much responsibility - I mean, being solely responsible (in a lot of ways) for how a person turns out in life? Goodness.
I'm not an overly sappy mom in a lot of ways. But inside I am! I love my daughter beyond words. Beyond anything I thought I was capable off. I know how much I love my husband but loving my daughter is different. Not better or more just different.
There is nothing I wouldn't do for my daughter. I want her to have the best of everything. Most of all I want her to remember her life at home as a happy time. To remember that we laughed, we enjoyed each other and we lived life to the fullest that we could.
I see children who don't have a stable home, whose parents are yelling at them or jerking them around the store, or people who abandon their children or leave them to someone else's care and it just breaks my heart. I can't imagine not loving your child. It's beyond me.
Don't get me wrong, people who choose to give up their children for adoption because they know that it's the best thing for them I admire them so much - because they obviously love their child in a completely unselfish way, in a way that hopefully will benefit the child (and the parents receiving the child) far more in the long run. Those people I admire.
My daughter and my husband mean the world to me.
When I look at them my heart swells with pride.
I only wish each person and each child could experience the true sincere
love of a spouse and a parent like the love I have for my husband and daughter.
I have been so encouraged and inspired by so many of the wonderful blog
ladies I follow because I get to see each day, in different ways, the overwhelming
love they have for the children, their husbands, their families, their lives.
It makes me love mine all the more!