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BLOGWORDS – Sunday 12 November 2017 – FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY I’M A MOTHER and THANKFULNESS

FRONT PORCH FELLOWSHIP – WHY I’M A MOTHER and THANKFULNESS

 

I wrote this for Mother’s Day but it seems fitting as Thanksgiving approaches. Of all that Father has given me in my life, all He has blessed me with, I am most thankful for the children He gave to me.

25 November 1978, 1:37 in the afternoon. The moment that changed my life forever, the moment I became a mother. The moment my first born breathed his first breath. Douglas Harper McClinton, II, my ginger boy, my studious pensive one, you feel deeply and love generously.

8 August 1980, 8:09 P.M. My delight doubled, two fledglings in my nest, two boys in my arms and my heart. Russell William McClinton, my tow-headed one, my comic and daredevil, my tender hearted boy, you make me smile and always think of others first.

14 September 1982, 2:20 in the middle of the night. My girl, the third strand in the cord of my heart strings. Margaret Andrea McClinton, your white blond pigtails, your infectious smile, my silly-loves-everybody-and-everything, tender-heart-for-kids-everywhere girl.

 

I always wanted to be a mommie, always thought I wanted a house full of kids, thought I’d have more when I got remarried. But ya know what? Father gave me the three kids He picked for me. He gave me the perfect kids for me because—and this blew my mind when He whispered to me just now—I’m the perfect mom for them. I’m who they need in their lives and they’re who I need in my life. For all the “honorary kids” I’ve had, Father gave me these three. And they’re what I need, they’re who I need. They’re my heart and my everything.

 

 

#Blogwords, Front Porch Fellowship, #FPF, Sunday Devotion, Why I’m a Mother and Thankfulness, Doug, Russell, Maggie

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