Who wants to be a Mom?


I always dreamed of being a mom.  When I was a teenager, I would lay awake in bed….imagining what it would actually be like to be “the” mom.  I wondered what they’d look like.  What I would name them (I always knew…there would be more than one)?  Would they like me?  What would they be like?

And would I be a good mom?

Now that I’m into my 20th year of being “the” mom.  I can answer most of those questions.  Being their mom has been the greatest thing to ever happen to me.  They are more beautiful than I could’ve ever imagined.  Each one of them have something from me or their dad that makes them unique.  I love their names…only they could be….Gavin, Ally & Gates. 

Gavin loves life.  He’s always been a happy kid.  From the time he was a baby he wanted to experience everything!  And I think he has!  He’s sweet and compassionate.  He is a natural leader (and does it well).  He’s thoughtful and helpful….he genuinely cares about others.  He’s weirdly intelligent and dreams BIG DREAMS!!  He loves God, family, music, food and awesome cars.  He’s funny and handsome.  And he makes my heart jump everytime I see him.  He’s the son I prayed for and more.  I’m so proud to be his mom.  It’s been wonderful watching him grow up into the man he is now.  God, I am overwhelmed by your handiwork!  Thank you.

Ally has a heart of gold.  She’s always had a nurturing personality.  She was only 9 months old when we gave her the first babydoll she would love and care for.  She instantly fed and loved it.  {I knew then, my girl would be a good mama someday}  Her passion goes beyond that though.  She is a strong willed girl.  There isn’t anything she won’t try to do well.  She knows how to dream (like her mom) and figures out a way to make it happen.  She’s tender-hearted and easily wounded.  Her beauty is more than skin deep.  She knows how to love and isn’t afraid to.  She’s taught me more about being a mom than anyone else and I’m crazy about her.  Now that she’s 17 and heading into her senior year…..I’m amazed that she’s mine.  How did she turn out so great?  Oh yea, God!  Thank you, Lord!  You’re spoiling me!

Gates is all about surprise.  From the moment I found out I was pregnant AGAIN….it’s been surprising!  She’s the baby I almost didn’t have and I know that God had his hands all over it.  She was meant to be, my baby!  She’s delicate yet tough, she’s sweet yet spunky, she’s funny ALL THE TIME!!  Her smile is infectious and her love is like a disease (once you get it….there is NO CURE!).  She’s brought life into our quiet family and we love her for it.  She isn’t afraid of anything and she makes me brave too.  She loves to bless others (it’s one of her gifts).  People love her….they are drawn to her like a magnet.  I’m just glad….she’s stuck on me!  She has changed my life…forever!  She is beautiful inside and out!  I tease her that I’m keeping her forever….and I mean it!

What more could I ask for?

Sweet Lord

I don’t know how you picked me, but thank you!  It’s been the greatest job I could ever have.  If I died today, my heart would be satisfied knowing that I was doing what you called me to do.  Continue to use me in the lives of my children.  Help me to influence them to love and follow you….no matter what.  Make my life an example of you and your love, everyday!


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