Thursday, August 18, 2011


If you're a will know that once a parent...always a parent, there are no returns on children and no manual.

My one wish in life was to have children and that wish came true. Children bring fulfillment, joy, fun times, they teach you what love really is. I remember the first time I held each of my children, I had never experienced that kind of love before. I think as humans, it is the closest we can get to understand how much God loves us.

You have the 'baby years' when those little ones depend solely on you for their very life. Then the toddler years when they start to realize they are independent of you. Soon the school years follow where others have an impact on your children. Hopefully you have done your job in the early years! Teen years...with challenges of their own and before you know it they are gone....soon to start families of their own.

Every year when my children's birthday comes along I reminisce of the years the children where at home. Today our youngest celebrates his birthday. Happy birthday son!

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 
3 John 1:4"


  1. aww. sweet post. happy birthday to your youngest.

  2. Wonderful sentiments. Thank you.

  3. Happy Birthday to your son....lovely post...

  4. Children are amazing Flora, you're so right about the love we discover when we have our children. Even though all of my children are now adults I love them as much today as the day I first held them in my arms. Your post is extremely heart felt, fantastic post my friend.

    Happy birthday to your son!

  5. How true your words ring! Our last child just graduated and will soon be going away, as he has joined the Navy. What will I ever do without him?? Happy Birthday to your son! blessings,Kathleen

  6. Happy Birthday! This is a lovely post. :)

  7. Well said. My grown daughters are a blessing and now their children bring smiles and life to my days. Hope your birthday celebration was full of laughter...and a lot of love!


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