For 3 years I have walked through Target looking at this very wreath. I have dreamed of having it in my home and wondering where I'd hang it. I'd occassionally see it hanging in other's homes and just think of how dreamy it would be to have my very own. BUT the wreath was $40. To me, $40 seems like a high price to pay for a wreath. Maybe it's not. Maybe that's cheap to some, but for me it was a lot. So I didn't get it. I would just walk through the home decor section and admire it. And then today when I was in town, I decided that I was going to buy the darn wreath! 3 years had been too long. I felt like if I wanted something that badly, then I should just get it, no matter what the cost. Right? And so I did.
And that got me thinking about my children. Strange I know. But I thought about that first day and holding Sawyer in my arms. The doctors hadn't confirmed his condition yet, but I knew he was going to be little. He was worth it though.
No matter the cost in raising the children I have, they are SO WORTH IT! Every inch lost in height, has been gained in personality. Every ounce of hearing gone, measures double in pure genious. My children come with greatness all their own. Talents some can only dream of having, strengths given so naturally that many strive years to gain, and a love and happiness that can only be wrapped in a package so precious as theirs.
In my past I have had people come into my life patting themselves on the back for accepting someone like me, and just as quickly they have left (or been dismissed) because they couldn't measure up or they just couldn't handle my differences. But then there are those that do measure UP! And I know right off the bat who those individuals will be. And they stick around forever. They don't care about the price they have to pay to be in our lives, they are just there, always!
Parents that I know worry so much about the negative that people say to their children or about their children, but I just want to offer my own experience. It's NOT WORTH IT! Just let it go. Certainly, teach your children how to stand up for themselves and to not be walked on or mistreated. But also teach them to move on because if they don't, they will miss out on those incredible people that come into their lives and make them so much better. Those people who aren't about the cost, but about the quality of person they're investing in.
Your children are SO WORTH IT!