Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A guy at work’s wife is expecting a baby. Their first. We were talking for a minute and he said it’s hard to even imagine what it’s going to be like.

I can’t remember a time without Phyllis outside of high school. Being a young mom (at 20) she has always been a huge part of my life (as it should be). Sure I have my moments when I am completely jealous of people who have property up north who are the same age as me because they had their kids a little later or people who have literally traveled the world while I was a Girl Scout Troop leader.

I can only imagine the country side of Germany or California. I’ve actually only been on one “real” vacation, and that was to Disney when she was 8. All other vacations have been to someone else’s cottages, and usually only for a couple of days for me because I had to work.

This is one thing I can tell you, I would never trade it for every smile, every smell of the top of that beautiful head, of hearing her sing. There is going to be a time in my life when she is off doing something else, going to college, getting married, and starting a family of her own (IN THAT ORDER!) when my nest will be empty, but this I know for sure, she will know she was loved and that every sacrifice of me not getting new shoes because she needed them more, it was worth it, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way.

Yesterday was her Spring Concert. There was suite tickets to the Tiger Game yesterday, and you know, I didn’t have to even think about it. I wouldn’t have missed her concert for the world! Seeing her little face up there singing, oh my, life is amazing. In all it’s ups and downs, exciting moments, and disappointments, struggles and triumphs, I might not have chosen this way, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Proverbs 16:9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps


Jada's Gigi said...

You are such an awesome mom, margie! Phyliss is so fortunate that God sent her to live with you.
the talent show at Fuel sounds fabulous too! She wrote the song?!? that is super cool!

Amber Land said...

Single momhood can be what you make it (although sometimes tough) and you make it great. You are a very strong woman. God, give Margie strenth today and every day!

KayMac said...

what a proud momma!

Pat said...

Such a sweet post - you are a great mom.
God gave Phyllis the perfect mother designed especially just for her...and he gave you the daughter to fill your heart to over-flowing.