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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