Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The 3 Blessings in my Life


In my life I've been fortunate to go places, live places, experience different cultures ... many more things then other people my age have done. And for all this I'm grateful. Grateful to the people that have made these experiences possible.

There are so many more things I could list as part of my gratitude list. I want to share with you the top 3 and these will never change. They are Melissa, Christina and Jacob ... more affectionately known by me as Missy, Nina & Jake -- my 3 blessings. These three have grown up to be incredible young adults. Each has chosen different paths in life. Each has taken a few side roads to get where they are today. And I know that where they are today is not where they will be five years from now. The amazing thing about being a Mom, in my mind, is watching this little guy/gal grow into this young adult who becomes our friend, imagine that! I cherish the conversations and so much more that we share. Because we are apart in distance, I cherish the time together and conversations even more so. When I visit with Jake I listen to how hard he works and I want him to know I love him. I want to mother him and tell him to not work so hard, but we all make choices and this is his choice. And ... it is all good, right? I listen to Missy talk about her upcoming move to North Carolina. I so want to offer advice (and I do slip some in) as I've moved so many times in my past life as a sailor, military spouse & kid. Yet, this is an experience that she & her family must experience -- the good and not-so-good parts of moving. And then Nina ... my heart goes out to her right now. She is a new Mom yet her son is in the NICU. I want to be there to hug her, listen to her and just "be".

As much as this new Grandma part of life is wonderful, I must not forget the ones who have made it all possible to go onto to this next cycle in my life .... my children.

So Missy, Nina & Jake, if you are reading this please know that you three are the ultimate and 'bestest' blessings in my life and for each of you I'm eternally grateful. **Mom**

7 comments:

ellen said...

this is so sweet, it got me all choked up! you sound like such a great mom, they are lucky to have you!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a beautiful post!

Danielle said...

You sound like a wonderful mom! I can't even begin to think of what it must be like to see them all grown up and making decisions like moving away. I know they probably will though, huh? Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Dani

Anabelle said...

Aww...what a sweet post. They are lucky to have you. What a beautiful family!

Chrys said...

You truly are blessed!!!! But so are they to have a wonderful Mom like you! :) :)

Dria said...

Wonderful sentiments.

Leigh said...

How beautiful!!