Through the years, we had this family practice of having our family picture taken during the Christmas season. The focus of course is how my kids have become grown ups and me adding more years into my life. Like most moms, we could talk the whole day about what our kids are up to or what keeps them through the day without me. For a busy mom like me I realize that one day I just woke up and they are this way bringing meaning into my life.
Each day I treasure the gifts given to me by my children. They are not material things but special gestures and moments that make me go through my hectic schedule. My VITAMIN K and VITAMIN H as I would say, Kisses and Hugs from them, a touch a smile a greeting Hi MAMA!, unloads my tiredness. Their stories for the day in school, significant events and latest news they would tell me as I go to sleep. I wish I had more time to be a part of the world they are in.
How does one capture this family closeness and never let it end. Sometimes I just wish they stop growing and I stop getting old so that this would just be a cycle that will keep on repeating. My youngest 14, is turning out to be a fine woman. She is beginning to have her faves and dislikes. My only boy, 17 , is honing his computer talents and very promising. My eldest, 19, I’m proud of building her nursing career.
I may have been successful in my professional career but Its still the most rewarding career after all, that of motherhood. My gifts, My treasures Dianne Kristin, Adrian Jeric and Roxanne Marie.