We Want This

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Don’t we wish we had this? Don’t we moms deep down want what this picture captures; the powerful love and peace between a mother and her child. Don’t we just wish we can stop and capture that moment with our own children? We secretly wish for the job and power to vanish, the responsibilities to be put on hold, for the earth to stop circling just for a moment in time for everything in our lives that distracts us from this love to pause long enough for us to hold our children in our arms, head to our chest and peacefully feel their love. What would it feel like to be her? What would we feel if we could stop everything close our eyes so gently with no furrowed brow upon our forehead, no thoughts of our list of things to do, no strain in our neck from the tension of all the needs of this world? What would it feel like if it were just Mom and child and in that moment nothing else existed, in that moment we could be as we were meant to be in complete love with our children?

Can you imagine? Each of us have glimpsed this peace and serenity with our children from time to time. It’s easiest to find when our children are sick and we ignore all else in our lives to comfort and care for them. When they feel terrible and want nothing more than to be held. We have felt that trust and security they place in us when they run to us with a cut or a scrap and they let us hold them and kiss the it all better. We have experience a moment of it when they were first born and we felt that love that knocked us to our knees, that gut wrenching feeling that nothing would ever be the same again but in the best way possible. We have held that moment close before at bedtime as their eyes drifting in the middle of the story. Moments, seconds, memories comprise the feelings that the artist evokes in that picture.

As moms our worlds are closing in on us daily, more responsibilities daily, to do lists, work, homework, chores, cooking, cleaning, laundry, committees, meetings, sports, church, shopping…the list goes on and on and on. Today, look at the picture, study the picture the face of the mom and the expression of the child, this is what we should strive for peace, serenity and love with our children. This is the most sacred part of the entire relationship more important than any chore or responsibility in our lives. This is what forms the relationship that will endure a lifetime.

Copyright 2011 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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About Author

Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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