Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I knew I loved them...

Tuesday October 28~ #28 on my 100 list:
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I have always dreamed of being a mother.
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For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of being a mother. I adored my younger siblings and delighted in the precious foster babies that shared our home from about the time I turned 12 through about the time I was married. Running into the house after school to see what new baby had arrived or going with my mom to the hospital to bring a tiny newborn home was absolute bliss. I fell in love with those babies and couldn't wait for the day when I would have one of my very own. I would even talk to my future children in my journal entries, giving them advice as I learned things along the way. I seemed to always be aware of their presence and longed for the day that I would finally meet them.
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I guess that's why every time I hear the song by Savage Garden, "I Knew I Loved You" I tear up. I'm reminded of how I have always felt about my children when I hear these words:
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I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life
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And so worth the wait, they are even better than I ever came close to imagining!
I am so blessed to be able to share my life with six of the greatest people ever born. No wonder I was so anxious to meet them.
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(That's Jamie under the hair. Silly girl.)

16 comments:

lelly said...

you have such a beautiful family! how wonderful to have dreams come true :)

Amber Grannis said...

That is so sweet! Your kids are precious!

Rachel said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I also think my son and your oldest look a lot like each other. How funny that is! We aren't even related! Great post!

TheShumWAYS said...

They all look more grown up! Man times flies by too fast!
We are excited to see you guys in a few weeks. How was the concert?

Bren's Life said...

You are such a Great Example of a Wonderful Mother. You always do such cute & sweet things for your kids. 6 kids & you look Amazing! You are just the Best

Rachael said...

Your kids are so lucky to have a mother who cherishes them as much as you do!

Missy :o) said...

That's just about the sweetest post I've ever read! You made me all teary eyed! :o)

Aranne and Dan said...

I too know that I will one day be a mother... I just have to be patient! You have a beautiful family. Count your blessings.

mommy nurse said...

What a great group of kids! It is cool how each has their own personality and yet we still love them!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

What a powerful post! I love your thoughts and your commitment to being a good mom. Great SPT.

Darce said...

what a neat post!

MaryRC said...

you ooze motherhood, always have as far back as i can remember. i wish i had more of your paitence and understanding, i do envy you. and i agree, your family is beautiful..

Cecilia said...

What a beautiful family! I love your post!

The monkey bunch said...

beautiful sentiments. What a great thing for 6 children to be born into a home that absolutely loves them.

Dacia said...

How beautiful that you have what you've always dreamed of! They all look like so much fun.

Sarah said...

Your family is just beautiful! How great to have a dream fulfilled.