"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Simply Thankful

Our first-born, our daughter, and me. Her birth made me a mother , and for that precious gift I am thankful.She is now married and  a mother with 4 children of her own.

Our 2 sons ( shown with me ) were born very soon after our daughter and I can honestly say the years I spent at home raising our children were some of the very best years of my life. Don't get me wrong, I am still enjoying life and consider these years wonderful too, but I thoroughly enjoyed being with my children in all stages of their lives, and still do. The amazing thing is I am enjoying their children too !
I don't have anything witty & wise to say this year about Mother's Day because I feel simply thankful. This year it will be a quiet day, and that is very nice. My children have their own children to celebrate the occasion with them, but they have remembered to call me. I am fortunate to be able to be with my children and grandchildren frequently and have a lot of fun with them. But today I will enjoy my front porch. I will leisurely sip coffee as I sit in the rocking chair, watching the birds and my lambs.My husband & I will read the Sunday paper together, and later barbecue some chicken.I also plan on working around our pond, because I like doing that. I will think of my children and their children, I will pray for them all. ( How can I not?) I will again praise God for allowing me the privilege of being a mother and a grandmother, something never to take for granted.I am thankful that today I know my children are all healthy and safe, as are my grandchildren. I am thankful to know that my children & their spouses call Jesus their Savior, that the 7 oldest grandchildren do too. What else can possibly be better than that except for the youngest grandchild to come to Him too? "This is the day that the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

10 comments:

goatpod2 said...

Happy Mother's Day Kathy!

Amy

Debbie said...

Well said! My oldest is celebrating her first Mother's Day as a mom. Isn't it a wonderful right of passage to see our kids achieve the best accolades? God gives good gifts!
Debbie

Maple Lane said...

Kathy, such beautiful photos of you and your children. Such a peaceful view from your porch. I wish you and your husband a delightful day. Blessings to you this Mother's Day.

Pondside said...

Kathy, you are so wise to know that you are blessed - that your children and grandchildren are safe and loved. I hope you enjoyed your time out on the porch and your time by the pond. It sounds like a lovely day.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Kathy

Daisy said...

Lovely pictures and post, Kathy. I agree children are such blessings and the time with them is to be treasured. :) It sounds to me as if you had a very nice Mother's Day.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

So glad that you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Kathy!

Kathy M.

Nancy M. said...

Happy Mother's Day!!! Your children are all beautiful!

Dolores said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of you and your children.
Beautiful post on being thankful!!

Judy said...

What a wonderful post on being thankful! That's a nice way to spend the day, relaxing on your front porch.