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A blessing is always worth waiting for

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010, at 4:01 PM

Children are one of God's most precious blessings and I have been blessed many times over, being the mother of 4 wonderful daughters of my own and being lucky enough to be known as step mom to my husband's two children. There is nothing that compares to being a parent and being given the opportunity to nurture an innocent tiny being and to being able to teach them what is good and how to be good.

I truly believe that no matter how old your children are, they still need that very nurturing that you gave them from the very beginning, God had graced us with these gifts so being able to take care for them is also a gift. There are times though I am sure that you may have thought about returning those gifts, but if one truly believes in what is good, one also knows that the good times far outweigh the bad.

It is also a parent's job to protect their children from harm and teach them that violence is not an acceptable attribute. A parent teaches their young ones about responsibility, companionship, and how to also be a parent that nurtures their own children.

After nine months of pregnancy, my second to the oldest daughter gave birth to her first child. Throughout her pregnancy she wondered what her child would look like, how she would sound, did she have hair or not and just what kind of mother will she be? The day came recently when she was given her gift from God and I could not have been more proud (a feeling duplicated with the birth of each of my grandchildren). The very moment that Monica gazed at her gift; the gentleness of her touch and the glimmer in her eyes reassured me that I did indeed raise another caring and compassionate parent.

I am so very proud of my family and each and every one of my children and step children and so very thankful that they have become such grand parents, for without them I couldn't be one of the most proudest grandparents. Always thank God for your blessings and be the best parent that you possibly can, the rewards that accompany are the greatest of all.

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