Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Mother's Day to Remember


If I could have anything, anything at all this Mother's Day, I would choose to relive as many beautiful moments with my children that I could remember.


I would spend the day at the Zoo with the twins.  They would be three years old.  I would push the double stroller and we would visit all the animals.  We would laugh at the monkeys ~ especially the orangutans who were especially interested in my purse.  We would eat crackers and drink from juice boxes.  We would watch the mice in the little bread house.  We would pet the soft downy fluff of the chicks.

I would spend an afternoon singing Bible rhymes with my third daughter.  She would be two years old.  God pushed up the mountains and rolled out the seas.  He painted the skies and then he made me.  We would make all the hand gestures together that matched the little songs and we would laugh.

I would march along with my son.  He would be almost two and have a large yellow mixing bowl on his head as he marched.  Then I would  sit on the floor and play trucks with him.

I would visit the library with all the children.  They would be all ages and so excited to explore other worlds with books.  We would carry armfuls home for a week, read them, and then return the following week to repeat the same.

I would read aloud to my children.  So many books ~ especially all the CS Lewis Narnia books. Their eyes sparkled at the wonder and beauty of the land beyond the wardrobe.

I would sing with them all the Donut Man songs we knew together.  I would listen to the Adventures in Odyssey cassette tapes again and again.

I would watch all the old Disney movies with them.  And then of course, we'd watch Star Wars.  We all loved the original Star Wars movies ~ especially my son who would pretend he was Luke.

I would play countless board games and card games and even the really noisy Hungry Hungry Hippos.

I would plant a garden with the children.  I would watch them grow as surely as the plants did. Water them with encouragement. Harvest their love for learning. Oh how they bloomed!

I would hold their hands as we walked.  I would hold them in my lap.  I would rock them to sleep.

So many things I would do again if I could relive those moments. But now is the time for grandchildren. And love begins again.

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24 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to your children. What a blessing we have memories.

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  2. Looks like it was yesterday...but the happiness of motherhood happens everyday,but now in a different way...very special too!I miss those moments too...

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting too! Nice to meet you!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day and sweet remembering, Gina! xx

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you Gracie!

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  4. Beautiful, Gina. Yes, being a grandmother is an opportunity to relive those special moments, and create memories for the future. Happy Mother's Day.

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    1. Lorrie, I love being a nana and know that each moment will be a sweet memory.

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  5. This brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Chrissy. You are so sweet.

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  6. Oh, what a beautiful and sweet post, lovely Gina. I was swept up with your sweet remembrances with your children, moved by the motherly love in your sweet voice. So many gorgeous memories you have in your heart. Now you can make new memories with those beautiful grandbabies of yours.

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    1. Kim, thank you for such sweet words. I will treasure these memories forever and love every minute spent with my grandchildren. ♥

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  7. Gina, this is simply beautiful.
    Just beautiful.

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  8. Oh I miss the days of when my daughter was young and watching her learn from her surroundings and just be happy :) How blessed you are to have grandchildren!

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    1. Oh I am, Connie. I love being a mother but being a nana is even better!

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  9. Oh, such dear memories, Gina! Yes, they grow up so quickly and we must cherish those beautiful moments so swiftly passed. So nice to have grandchildren now to cuddle and sing to. I hope your day was as special as can be. Sending hugs and blessings xo Karen

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Now that I am older, I see the passing of time for what it is. So I hold each moment with my grandchildren close to my heart. Hugs and blessings to you!

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  10. Oh Gina, this is a precious post! I love all of the fond memories I have of doing similar things with my babes as well. Now I do many with my grands! Hubby and I just watched Star Wars with two little boys, Jack and Will who are 7 and 4 the other night. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, little boys and Star Wars just go together like PB & J! My second daughter would like Isaac to be a bit older before he sees Star Wars. I know he will love it when he does. :-)

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  11. Aww Gina, what sweet, tender, precious memories you've stirred up in me, too, with my four children. Yes, thankfully, we have our dear grands to hold on to and relive those happy times with.

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    1. Kitty, thank you. My heart is just filled with love for the grandchildren. I love every moment even if it wears me out! xo

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  12. So many wonderful memories you shared of things you would do again, but somehow I know you have already done these things with your children, and will get a chance to do them with your grands now too! Beautifully written Gina!

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    1. Thank you, Marilyn. I love reading to the grands and playing toys on the floor with them.

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We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter