I cannot begin to tell you how much I have needed to read these blogs, these sweet, raw, fresh, real, true, transparent words, thoughts, emotions, frustrations, prayers. Some days I think I can't take another minute, but then I realize this is only a small, minute window of time that our children will be this small. It is challenging and draining to be the good role models, to discipline them, guide them, teach them, and instill into them the many wonderful qualities that will help them once they are on their own. No matter how tough it gets, no matter how terrible the day seems, no matter how defeated and worn out I get, I would not trade this gift, being a mother, for ANYTHING. Sometimes... well, most of the time, I think God is trying to teach me more than I am trying to teach them. I am a sponge, cuz, and I have needed to read what you pour from your heart. I am eager and longing to be a better mother, wife, daughter, friend. Thank you for letting me step inside of your heart, your mind, your life and see that I am not alone. I love you.
MaryStewart - aww and wow. your words are both sweet and true, straight from your heart. I love you!-sarah