“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort”. — Sir H. Davy
I still remember vividly my life when I had my son as a first-time parent. I had to give up my work and spend my time with him, see to it that he’s well-fed and eats the right kind of food, steps his first safely, says his first word and the like.
Others may see this as a sacrifice, but to me, this is a manifestation of my great LOVE toward my kids: Jan Lenard, Ella Sofia, Jillianne.
And now that my first two, Jan Lenard and Ella Sofia are on their pre-teen years, I am still a happy mum, making myself available as much as possible to every special moments in their lives: school competitions they attend to, play their games, prepare them to their Senior’s ball, prepare their food for their birthday celebrations with their classmates and I am still delighted to hear them say “Thank you and I love you mum!”
But of course, I may not be a strong and a happy mum to them, without the love and support of my husband who is equally in-love with my kids.
Let us be generous of our LOVE to our Family members and to all around us. After all, it is FREE to Love!
Let this be our prayer:
“Lord, give me Your vision so that I may witness the big and small opportunities to be generous. May I let Your LOVE flow freely to others without judgment, ego, or fear so that compassion and goodness are my journey companions. Amen”.