Monday, October 22, 2007

The Makings of A Good Mother?











At a very early age, like any little girl I loved baby dolls. Every Christmas morning, with stars in my eyes I would gently cradle my new baby that Santa had brought, and rock it so lovingly. My baby would be dressed in frills; hair styled beautifully and had that ‘New Christmas Baby’ smell. There was nothing as wonderful as a baby.

I would rock, feed and change my baby constantly. And I loved it unconditionally. My baby and I would play church, never missing a service. I would teach my baby to sit quietly, sing and pray. My baby and I did everything together.

My babies never had names, but that didn’t see to matter I loved them all. As soon as possible when my new baby arrived I would give it a bath; whether she needed it or not and even if she was cloth. I would wash her hair, being very careful not to get soap in her eyes. It was funny but all of my babies had the same hair style, stick-um-up straight, and they were beautiful.

Once I decided my baby needed a hair cut. I carefully placed her on my lap. I began cutting her hair so carefully. When I finished she looked like she had had a round of chemo. I loved my baby all the more.

After I was married I had 4 children. I was amazed that I could wash their hair and it would actually style or if I gave them that Chemo look, their hair really would grew back. If the early years were any indication of what kind of mother I would be, then you would have to know that I loved my babies wonderfully, unconditionally and beautifully.

Psalms 34:11 Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12 comments:

Cornelius Crew said...

Well, right now all Dacie does is chew on her baby's head... Hope that isn't a sign that she is going to eat her young! No doubt that you are a great mom and a great example! thanks for that!
Love you,
Dixie

Monalea said...

Dixie,

There were times when raising my kids that it crossed my mind how different animal species ate their young.

Love ya 2-3-6,

Monalea

p.s. Dixie, when my kids are sleeping they are the most wonderful, precious things that God created.....then they wake up.

TREY MORGAN said...

Dixie - lol .. I wish I'd have eaten a couple of mine (just kidding).

Remember Melinda Gay's baby doll what didn't have eyes. OOOO Scary. I always knew that baby would wake up one night and chop my eyes out with an ice pick.

Monalea said...

Trey,

When I was writing this, I thought about the eyeless baby too. It was THE scariest baby doll I have ever encountered.

Monalea

Neva said...

Did you color their faces sometimes too? :)

Peace
neva

Monalea said...

Neva, I colored the walls, furniture and anything else lying around. I'll bet by the way you are asking you colored your babies. Am I right?????

Monalea

David Kirk said...

I once dropped my teddy bear in the loo. Does that count?

Monalea said...

David,

Whoa, you are going to make one awesome Dad.

Monalea

Mike M said...

Great post!

James said...

I see your babies are as dressed as our girls are.

James said...

our girls babies that is

Anonymous said...

I think James was just picturing everyone thinking our girls were streaking. They may be.

I think I may have to write a blog about this.
Sista Kathy