best gift…ever!

Twenty-five years ago today, my husband and I were blest with the perfect gift, our daughter. Without child for 16 years, we’ve counted our blessings every day since her miracle birth. Because of her we know the joy of celebrating holidays, especially Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Because of her we know what it means to love without conditions, and to sacrifice without expectations. Because of her we’ve come to accept who we are, with our own idiosyncrasies and human failings. And because of her, my husband and I have found a deeper love for one another.

Holy Family: Mary, Joseph and child Jesus

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Life isn’t perfect, it wasn’t meant to be. But being gifted with a child surely put us on a direct path to God, not always an easy one. On-the-job training, trial and error, challenges, compromises, and blending individual personalities into one smoothe-running household, was probably not even easy for Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family. But look where they are. Sitting at the right-hand of God.

But I don’t need to look that far ahead to know that I wouldn’t trade being a mom for any other gift in the universe. My precious daughter has brought me to where I belong…to my own, true self. Twenty-five years ago, today, I began my journey “home”…

and i owe it all to my daughter…hugmamma.

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7 thoughts on “best gift…ever!

    • Thanks Marion. When our daughter was born, I felt as Blessed Mother must’ve felt, being entrusted with God’s son. I thought our child was just on loan to us from God, to love and care for her while she’s on earth. So as much as I love her dearly as my own, I know she ultimately belongs to Him. And yes, she’s very pleased that I’m her very own…hugmamma. 😉

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    • After being childless for 16 years, we never take for granted each day our daughter blesses us with her love. And you’re right! Children are God’s most precious gift to us. We should always bear that in mind…hugmamma. 😉

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