I found a new blogger, Jenilee, at The Goodwin Family Blog. She hosts the "Wednesday's Walk" at her blog and I have decided to try it. If you haven't checked out the Goodwin Family, I would encourage you to visit her. She and her husband are children's pastors in Ohio and she also homeschools her girls.
Anyway, as I understand it, I am to post a memory of some sort and then let Jenilee know about it. So without further adieu, here is my walk down memory lane.
I am a mom to seven children. Four I gave birth to four, and three I was blessed to inherit when I married their dad.
Today I will share about my first two girls, Kerry and Connie:
|Connie and Kerry|
Oh my gosh, are they cute, or what!!! I was just a young mom when I had them. I really didn't understand the importance of cherishing each moment with them and they grew up way to fast!
|Gotta love the hair styles back then!|
|Connie and Kerry a few years ago|
|Dave and Connie|
|Jeremy, Kerry and three of their five kids|
|Connie's boys, Michael and Jacob|
|Kerry's first born, (and my first grandchild), Nicole and prom date|
|Kerry and Paige|
Kerry and Connie were the best behaved children one could ask for. I could take them anywhere and never worry about having to remove them from where ever we were because of whining or temper tantrums. In fact, I used to say I could take them to visit the President of the United States and know that they would behave. I used to dress them alike when they were little and people would always ask me if they were twins. (They are 19 months apart.)
One of my regrets today is that I wish I understood then, how fast time flies, and how important it is to spend quality time with them. When I read blogs by SAHM who homeschool their children and do all those crafts and field trips, I feel a bit of a sadness in my heart. If I'd only knew then what I know now.
However, dwelling on what can't be is not healthy, nor will it change anything. So I need to look at now and be willing to be used in whatever way the Lord will use me to minister to my children, pray for them, love them and guide them in the best way I can.
I pray that my children know that I love them very, very much. I am so thankful that God chose me to be their mom.
I have so much I want to share. I want to talk about my son Adam, my daughter Sandy, and my three that I inherited when I married Jack. But I don't have any pictures of them on this computer so I will need to do some hunting on my old laptop and see what I find. That will be another Wednesday Walk post.
Meanwhile, here a few pictures of them over the years...
|Sandy, Jack, Adam, Connie and Angie surrounding Poppop, their great grandfather.|
|Six of my kids with some friends|
|Most of my kids in a rare family photo, L-R|
Back row, Connie, Kerry, Brent
Front row, Jack, Adam, Michelle and Sandy
Missing from the picture is my daughter Angie
This is my four kids. My goal is to post more on some of the other kids next Wednesday.
My children are my joy. I love them so much and when they are with me, all is right with the world. It is so amazing how bad things don't seem so pressing when my kids are around. I guess you could say, I love them to the moon and back! I am blessed beyond blessed.