It's normal to feel quite nostalgic when your children celebrate their birthdays.
I always spend time looking at pictures from the years past, finding myself experiencing a myriad of emotions. Happiness. Joy. Pride. Excitement. Serenity. All those wonderfully happy emotions Mommys have when they look at photos of their babies. I also find that a piece of my heart feels sad about how quickly time is passing. How much each day, they grow a little faster. Changing from my teeny babies, into little people. My memory travels back to remember all of the amazing days we have experienced. How we have grown into the family that we are. It is more than amazing to see how much life has changed over the past six short years.
How blessed are we? More blessed than any words can even begin describe.
We know true love. We experience it in our daughters every single day. With every breath. They teach us how to love more than we thought possible.
Six short years ago:
I could hold them all (at the same time) in the small grasp of my arms at my chest.
I spent hours and hours gazing at their precious faces, memorizing them from the tops of their heads to the tips of their sweet toes.
I spent my days breastfeeding, breastfeeding and breastfeeding, changing diapers and rocking.
There were many sleepless nights and countless worries about being a good mom.
Most of all...there was love for my daughters...
I still snuggle them at my chest.
I still spend hours gazing at them and watching them learn about life.
No more breastfeeding, but much time is spent rocking and hugging.
There are still sleepless nights of course, but not near as many, thank heavens.
I still have countless worries about giving them and teaching them all they need to know and about being a good mom.
Most of all...I have love for my daughters.
They also have some much love in their hearts to give.
Happy 6th Birthday to my sweet little trio...
Jocelyn, Farrah and Silvie.
May all the years ahead be as precious and memorable as you are.