When my husband and I were expecting our first child, everyone told us what a blessing it is be parents. I really don't think we had any perception of what it would be like until our son actually arrived. Now, as he is growing up, I realize there are really no words to describe the feeling I have or the pride I feel when he makes good choices, tries his hardest in a race, does well on a test, gives me a hug or simply says "I love you, Mom" even before I say it. Now don't get me wrong, it hasn't all been a bed of roses. There have been moments of frustration, weariness, worry, stress, but those seem so insignificant in comparison to the joy.
God chose to bless us with just one child when what we really longed for was two. Because of this, we have poured enough energy and love for two kids into one and really it is okay, now, after getting over the disappointment of learning we would not have another. I often joke with my son, that I smother him because he is the only one and he has to endure the attention of two kids... his "lot in life" I say. There is a bond between the three of us , Mom, Dad and child that is strong, supportive... inseparable. So that's my fingerprint for today, the blessings of motherhood.
ABOUT THE PHOTO: This has always been a favorite picture of mine, taken on Mother's Day four years ago when my son was eight, my how he has changed!
So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.