A candid shot of my three amazing children.
|I was so anxious and ladled with guilt when I was pregnant with our second child. I worried horribly that our son would feel he was being replaced by our newest addition. He was our first child and the first grandchild on both sides of our family. I firmly believe he received enough love and attention in his first 2 years of life to last anyone a lifetime! Not only did I worry about his feelings, I even started to wonder about my feelings. I wondered how I could love another child as much as I loved our first. Ohh…the guilt! What a battle this was inside of my head! Then, someone told me “One of the best treasures you can give your children is a sibling. There is something about growing up in a family together that creates a very special bond …sharing the same family memories is priceless” Wow….that was all I needed to hear.
I am an “only child” by my parents, however I have 3 half- siblings. Unfortunately we didn’t all grow up together in the same home or have the same memories of our childhood. I wish we did! If I had any control over that, I would have done anything to grow up with all of my siblings. However, it just wasn’t so…but, nonetheless, God has blessed me abundantly. I love watching the three of my children grow up together and have SO enjoyed watching “siblings in action”. They laugh, fight, play, hug, cheer on, and love one another on a daily basis. I pray every night that they keep this bond throughout the rest of their lives.
Love to you,
“Like Branches On A Tree, We May Grow In Different Directions, Yet Our Roots Remain As One. Each Of Our Lives Will Always Be A Special Part Of One Another.” ~ Unknown