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Friday, November 4, 2016

Five Minute Friday #fmf #amwriting

The Five Minute Friday word this week is Journey. Kate is also hosting a giveaway on her blog this week if you like to enter them. 

Growing up I always wanted to be a mom, so after getting married I wanted to get pregnant right away and I did. 

Why? What was my hurry to have children? I was living in the moment. I didn't really think about the next day or the next or that it would take 18 years to raise that baby and it would change my life forever. 

Having kids is a journey! 

There are struggles in that journey, there are joys, happiness, sadness. I didn't think about any of that years ago when I wanted a baby. As they got older I had dreams and hopes for my kids and I still do, but I had to realize that their dreams and hopes for their lives could not be mine. I could teach them, encourage them, pray with and for them, enjoy them, but I could not make them into who I wanted them to become. This has been hard for me to deal with when my kids have made choices that I didn't want for them. Especially now that two of them are adults. 

All five of my kids are their own person. I will always be there for them, encourage them, pray with and for them, but I can not change them. They are who they are and will make their own choices......good or bad! 


Sarah Jo Burch said...

Motherhood is certainly a journey!

visiting from FMF --- Sarah Jo

annette @ A net in time said...

I know.. you can't change who they basically are, you can just encourage them to better than they want to be. :)

Kimberly said...

Lisa, I can certainly relate. I have an adult daughter and she has a family, with one on the way. She certainly didn't make choices in her life that I supported. However, as individuals, we need to be our own person. Thank you for your post.

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