The most emotion-filled moments of my entire life were those when I became a mother----first, to a darling little boy and then, almost four years later, to a beautiful little girl.
Both babies were wanted and invited, with hearts filled with love, into this world.
With each baby, I held their little fingers and pressed them to my lips.
I'd kiss their peach fuzz heads and nuzzle them close to me, all the while thanking God for the privilege of being their mother.
When they looked intently into my eyes, love, like I had never known before, flooded my heart.
They were such miracles-----such incredible gifts from God.
They had perfectly formed tiny fingers and toes, sweet little ears, and beautifully shaped lips. I know because I traced them all a million times or more on each baby.
Rarely did they cry because I never let them. One whimper and they were in my arms, day or night.
Those sweet babies, so fresh from the hand of God, filled my life with immense love.
We never had much money but to us, our son and daughter were worth more than all the money in the world.
It's a mindset we've never regretted, to this day.
We relished watching them grow----first smiles, first precarious steps, first hugs and kisses for Mama. All of it was beyond amazing.
I remember how excited my baby daughter was to discover a spider in a web on a bush in our backyard.
You'd think there was a sparkling diamond there. As her eyes fixated on the spider, she bounced in my arms like a bag of jumping beans.
He loved taking things apart and then putting them back together again.
Both kids are all grown up now and have children of their own, our beloved grandchildren.
Someone asked me, if I could live one day of my life over again, what would it be?
It took me one second to answer. I'd pick one day of my children's childhood where I could spend just a few more precious moments with my little ones.
We would laugh and sing, hug and have fun discovering the world.
The years just fled by at breakneck speed.
The babies grew into toddlers, then elementary and middle school aged kids, then high school aged, young adults and, finally, all grown up.
It is so gratifying to see the good people those babies have become as well as to see what loving, wonderful parents they are to their own babes.
Remembering very precious childhood days, as well as loving my son and daughter, their spouses, and my four sweet grandbabies, is what Mother's Day is all about.
IF YOU COULD LIVE ONE DAY OF YOUR PAST LIFE OVER AGAIN, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?