For the Love of Our Children!
Three Little Terrors!
The Sweet Terror of Becoming a Parent!
God, I love my kids. The day I became a mother 7 years ago, was the best day of my life. The most amazing day of my life...a day that had me experiencing emotions that I had never come close to feeling in all my 23 years.
A day that stirred in me strength I never knew I had and a love that I never knew even existed. I was struck by the immensity of the love that I felt bursting out of my heart as if it was there all along under lock and key waiting for this special day.
It was a day of sheer joy, but the joy was closely followed by the startling emotion of sheer terror! Terror you may ask?...but on the other hand, if you are a mother, I believe you already know.
Becoming a mother, though indescribably rewarding, is also very scary. The fact that you can feel such extreme love for another human being, is closely followed by the knowledge that this can also lead to extreme suffering and pain if that love were ever lost.
Love... real love is a sweet, sweet terror.
I never realized the horror that would grip my heart every time the news would announce an abduction. I wasn't prepared for the uncomfortable lump that would form in my throat every time I watched a Sick Kids Commercial. I didn't know that I would have no control over my tears when I had to leave my children in the care of others.
I just didn't know.
I can't escape the terror of being a mother. At times I wonder why I did this to myself? Wouldn't it have been easier to just have me to worry about?
But then I look at my children. I stare at them. The wonder of who they are...the miracle of who they are and I know that we were meant for each other.
The terror, the sweet terror of being a mother will forever life in my heart. But to have the chance to love. To love my children the way I love them will also be a part of my heart forever and just that alone surmounts the terror.
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