Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Little Perspective

I took this sweet picture on Mother's Day. This is Jacob, my soon to be 16 year old and Rose, my soon to be 16 month old playing in the sand box. Precious. This loved and well traveled sand box has been in the family for 14 years. A gift to the boys from my Mom and Dad.

Jacob is a six foot two running machine. But his needs aren't a whole lot different than little Rose's. He depends on me for food like Rose. LOTS of food. You see he is a growing young man that runs an average of 30 miles a week. No joke. He is a serious runner. But most of all he needs me to listen. He talks a lot about things that are important to him. And I listen.

Someone accused me of being too protective when Jacob was a baby. That was probably true in a sense. But only when it came to dirt. Because I was as confident then at age 21 as I am now that all he really needed was me and his Daddy. Lots of me and Dad.

So, this picture and memory was one of many gifts on Mother's Day. I was spoiled by everyone and loved every minute of it (thank you guys), but mostly I was honored to be called Mama.

But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Luke 18:16


Monica said...

Okay, you're making me tear up here. God is so good in giving us children to love and protect and He is so good to give our children to one another. What a beautiful picture of what it means to be family.

I pray that some day our family's will meet- what a blessing that would be!

Tisha said...

Monica, how sweet. I am crying! That picture is amazing. You have such a wonderful family and their love for you shows. You are a wonderful mother.

Anonymous said...

You are making me cry,
Happy tears!! and sad!!
This is the most precious picture yet. So SOOOOOO sweet!

Sarah said...

I must say the tears are flowing here too...
what a sweet photo of your 2 children, youngest and oldest.
I am so thankful to be a mother as well, it's the best thing in the world.

WOnderful post Monica!

busymomof10 said...

I love the picture! Like you, I love it when the older children invest in the younger children! so precious!!!