|Calley loves wearing|
Nana's 'cowgirl' hat
This time of the year is such a magical time of the year. People are kinder, more giving and thoughtful. There's hustle and bustle, shopping and wrapping, the proverbial crossing of names on your shopping list, all as you get ready to travel home for the holidays. Or you could be like me... one who is preparing their home for family to arrive. However, not everyone is as blessed.
For those of you who have suffered a recent loss... we too have suffered one. This is our first Christmas without our 'Nana' and feel a great loss as well. Regardless, family always comes to mind and heart, this time of year. Our prayers are with you all.
For me, the holidays make me miss my sons even more than any other time of the year. Not only does this time of year bring to mind all the time we have spent apart, but the missed opportunities of growing closer as a family, as well as the love and respect felt being in one another's lives. Not to mention the many Christmases spent away from one another. My heart aches for my sons.
I remember being around eighteen years old. Motherhood was the furthest thing from my mind. Truth be told, it scared me half to death. I just knew I wasn't ready, and that I needed to grow... I was aware that I was barely a young adult.
|My Baby BUMP!|
(my heart & I have a big smile)
And came the day that not only was I more than ready, but I was going to be a mommy. Whether I learned of my first, second, or even third baby was to bless my life... I was so happy. I felt so wonderful. I began to bond with each of my babies right away, confiding in them, as well as including them in every decision in my life from then on.
I remember being twenty-four and pregnant with Addison, and going for drives, just so I could talk with him (to my belly.) Logan was no different, I would even drive around the corner of where we lived, and I'd just sit in my car for hours talking to both he and Addison (who by this time was three and a half years old and I, a mere twenty-eight.) We would make BIG plans.
As many mommies, I fell in love with my children at first kick! if not sooner.
Time went by and life happened... decisions were made... some are stood by and some... well let's just say that they were paid for. All in all, no matter what, my love for you, my children grows stronger every day. As time goes by, the void in my heart may grow darker... but the faith I have will never allow me to give up hope that one day we will be together once again.
I love you to the moon and stars above!
In the meantime, I will use this time to grow stronger as a person, wiser as a mother, and understanding and forgiving of those who have brought harm our way.
I was given a gift from my dear friend Alysia, and it reads as follows...
Life is not about finding yourself... Life is about creating yourself ~ author unknown
Blessings to all!!
180 days to go...
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