May 11, 2013
To All My Children,
To those of you who are here now, who have made me a Mother, who call me Mother and who give me a chance daily to learn, grow and experience the joy of Mothering, To my sweet 4 children- my 10 year old, my two 8 years olds (so soon to be 9) and my six year old. It is only for such a short time that you will be these ages. Time seems to fly on the wings of a very large bird- it's flapping seems so slow and deliberate, but it moves swiftly and surely. Within a few short months Elizabeth, you will be 11, Ethan and Jonah, you will be 9 and Asher, you will be 7. I will no longer have a sweet 1st grader to call my own. I will no longer have twins who have recently baptized or a fourth grader in the cusp of young childhood.
But, I will have a sweet 2nd grader- 2nd graders can be so fun and cute! I will have 2 fourth graders, who have been around the block in Elementary School and are ready for another lap. I will have a fifth grader, who knows her stuff, who knows how to work hard and who has friends to cheer and uplift her. You are growing and learning and I am so very proud of you.
Children, I want you to know that you are my children. Nothing can ever change that. Heavenly Father has given you to me- to take care of, to teach, to raise in righteousness, to honor and to love. I want you to know, Elizabeth, Ethan, Jonah and Asher, that I honor you- you who have made me a Mother. And I love you. Very Much. Happy Mother's Day. I am so grateful for you.