My Special Set of Friends
By: Virginia Pillsbury
When God gives you children, He gives you a special set of friends. Someone told me that once and I absolutely agree too. My children are my favorite people.
This Thanksgiving I am most thankful for my husband and our children. There is no one else I would rather spend time with than them.
Being a mama has always been my most important job; it more than any other is what defines me.
I also know that in many categories I am not the best mom in the world. My children are definitely not the neatest (well, except for the youngest one). But when it comes to nurturing amazing, close, fun and deep relationships with my children, I’ve done well. That is because there is simply nothing more important to me than listening, talking and spending time with them.
Each child is unique and different and has captured a different place in my heart that is forever theirs alone.
My grandmother said that she didn’t have a favorite age for her children – she enjoyed each stage as it happened. I think that’s a great philosophy to embrace. So while I miss having babies, I love having grown children.
And whatever the age, I’ve learned that you never stop being a mother – the very real worries that you have when your children are babies escalate into much bigger worries as they grow up. Having a child means wearing your heart outside your body – that means that my heart is in Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tallahassee and right here in town.
For all of the stomach lurching moments though there are a gazillion heart melting ones that make all the difference.
New moms? Hold on; you are in for an incredibly hard and fabulous journey. Your life may no longer feel like your own – it’s not; it’s something so much better.