I have a new project to share with you today. Carol, at My Scrapbook Nook offered up a "quote/title" challenge to us on Sunday, that had my name written all over it. The challenge was to use a quote or a title for your layout. I love titles, especially long ones, like quotes. I decided that rather than starting with the quote, to begin instead with the photo, and to focus my layout on parenting. I had this photo of the girls, and decided to look for an appropriate parenting quote to go with it. I found this one, and knew it was perfect for the feelings the photo evoke in me.
|Using My Scrapbook Nook April kit featuring Crate Storyteller, Prima alphas, doily, and jute: from my stash|
I've said before that parenting is something that I use to only dream of. To look around the dinner table, and see all three of their beautiful faces, just overwhelms me sometimes. Sure, they have their times where I need some space away from them (or maybe it's them who need some space from me?!), and things that they say and do, that make me shake my head. But at the end of the day, when I sneak into their rooms to peek at them, and lean in and smell them (yes, I really do that still) I am so deeply in love with each of them. I am so very grateful to God for entrusting them to me. I believe parenting is a HUGE responsibility. One I try not to take lightly. One that scares the pants off of me sometimes. One that causes me to dream, and reflect on the type of parents I had, and the type of parent I want to be. What I say and do with them, and to them, and about them matters. The way I show them love, and the way I discipline them matter. I have been bestowed "no greater responsibility, and no greater privilege" than to raise my three girls. As they walk through this life may they be able to say that they had a mother who loved them unconditionally, and was always on their side. May they experience the love of their Father through my words, and actions. And, may they never question how very important they are to me.
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