Sunday, December 02, 2007

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
~ Joseph Campbell

It has been hard for me to realize that I will not have three children, two being sisters; I will not be that perfect mother always having dinner on the table at 6 p.m. sharp; I will not never yell at my children or never let them watch TV so I can get a few things done; I will not be the mother who has never been to Children's Hospital; I will not be the mother who can take a backseat to a child's education career and let them "figure it out as they go along".

I will be the mother who fights for what is right for her children; I will continue to be amazed at what a great brother Michael is to Brady, maybe because they are seven years apart; I will be the mother who is most knowledgeable about her son's medical condition because I have to be; I will be the mother who will be a support and friend to those who need it.

I will be the mother who has learned that the lives we were planning on having may not be the ones that are planned for us. It is hard to remember... but now that I am finally enlightened with this knowledge, I will be a better mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, person.

12 comments:

Kathleen said...

I love the quote - ain't that the truth! And I think its been obvious since day one - you are the best mother Brady and Michael could have had. You were all meant for each other! And I can't wait to see how you are going to be a better sister :-)

Every minute counts.... said...

That was just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

Noel

Julie said...

Beautiful. Thanks.

Penny said...

Beautiful

Katie said...

Now, those are words to live by.
thankyou
xxoo

Nancy said...

That quote...so true.

Heather said...

Thanks for that quote Kerry. I needed that! I'm trying my hardest!

Tara said...

Thanks for sharing. I needed it!

Lisa R said...

Wow that fall must have been pretty scary...I am forever trying not to fall mostly carring two kids up and down stairs since there is not lack of them in my house...you'll see...Glad all is well....I NEVER HAVE DINNER ON TABLE BY 6...those kids are lucky they have a Dad or it would be Mac and Cheese every night...no wonder Tatum weighs 25lbs...I can not wait to see you less then a month now :)XOXOXOOX

Nicole said...

I have read your post several times now and just love it! Thanks Kerry!

Kim, Grandma to Ava,ws said...

Amen.

Michelle said...

that was so powerful to read, thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings and emotions and vulnerabilities - I could identify with quite a bit of it!