Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Transformed By A Gift



Steven at The Golden Fish has invited his readers to write about a transformational event in their lives.

Mine was motherhood. Responsibility for someone beyond myself, ongoing lessons in patience, acceptance, humility, forgiveness and gratitude, love beyond description, a sense of purpose and seeing the world through a fresh set of eyes only begin to describe the changes a baby can bring. Becoming a mother made me want to try to be worthy of such a gift.

17 comments:

Tracy said...

A very special post...lovely beyond words--just perfect. Thank you for sharing :o) ((HUGS))

ellen abbott said...

Yes. It certainly changed me.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Very sweet. That is an experience I've never had and is probably my loss.

Joanna said...

Yes, perhaps motherhood (parenthood) is the most transformational moment of all. The little boy in the photograph looks angelic.

willow said...

I considered this as one of my momentous transformations, as well. Sweet, sweet face!

Coastcard said...

Pure and from the heart. A tonic in itself!

Linda said...

Motherhood is transformational and so is grandmotherhood. Children are such an extension of ourselves, embraced in our hugs! Your pictures are so blissful! Your babe is so sweet. Enjoy the journey.

Barry said...

Parenthood sure changed my lie as well. And just when I thought I had it all figured out, we had our second, and I learned nothing I had learned with the first applied to the second.

YIPES!

Kay said...

I absolutely agree, what a moment..nothing is the same again....ever!!

steven said...

a beautiful picture of yourself and of the little person. i love being a dad. it's all that you describe and being worthy of it - well that's an ongoing challenge as well as a reward! i am so grateful for my own mother's hard work in bringing me up - and believe me it was very very hard work!!!! i am much more grateful for a mother's work now than i ever was when i was at home. thanks for this very special posting. steven

Sid Smith said...

You say it so simply and truthfully. Being a parent is so much about trying to be worthy. I guess that's another reason why being a parent is not always easy.

Eryl Shields said...

You have very succinctly put into words what I have always felt about being a mother but have never managed to say, thank you.

I consider my son my greatest achievement, if my great work never gets published I will not mind because I made him and he is wonderful.

Titus said...

Echoing Eryl above, beautiful words and of course, it is the transforming moment. Perfect.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Lovely ....*smiling*

My son just turned 30 - it doesn't seem so....just doesn't seem as if I have a child who is a grown man....and waiting for his own child to soon come....

acornmoon said...

Having children certainly changes life forever, but in a good way.

I like your photo and illustration with the moon!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Ah yes - to be entrusted to care for life and to be rewarded with the purest kind of love as well - what can be more transformative. Nothing else in my life has shaped me more than the gift of children.

Goldenrod said...

What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing!