A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Sunday, May 8, 2011

To Be a Mom

While in high school, I went on a church retreat where we were partnered up with another youth and asked to talk about our future.  I was asked what my goal was in life.  The expected answer was a career path.  My answer: to be a mom.

Now, many, many, many years later, I am celebrating Mother's Day as a mom once again.  I achieved my goal.  Seventeen children have called me mom; four are here to stay.

By the grace and blessings of God, I have a wonderful family.  This is not what I planned or envisioned back in high school.  It is even BETTER.  I believe God carefully selected my children.  It is not a coincidence that any of them ended up with me.  Each one has enriched my life in ways I could never imagine.  Thank you, God, for Your plan!

1 comment:

  1. Happy belated Mother's Day, Diane! Would love for you to join our blog hop about foster care!