You know the words to that christmas carol don't you? Well, if it wasn't for my son coming home from college from Michigan tomorrow, I would be singing that song with joy! Don't get me wrong, I love the snow and looking out the window right now, we have a bit added in with more ice and my candles in the windows are glowing gorgeously with the backgroundsnow. But boy, I sure miss my son. I have not seen Luke for a few months now since he went back to college. He is a pre-seminary student and could not stay home too long in the summer because he was hired for a job and needed the college funds and for possible marriage.
For many years, I wondered what it would be like to have children old enough to marry and have children. My oldest son in the Air Force married a gal and their baby is on his way in two weeks. And now Luke has a future bride.
Many a days I lived with the terrible two's as most call them and now they are men, having their own likes and dislikes. The very women they are selecting are the women I have prayed for all of their lives. Isn't that cool, praying for something over twenty years, and now it is coming into fruition. God is so good.
I have three more children to nurture. So when you feel down and exhausted, wondering when it will all end; when will you be able to slee again, or take a shower, or talk like a grown up, it will come! Keep your chin up. You are only a mother once in a life time. Love those children!