Thursday, October 8, 2009

Did You See NieNie on Oprah?

I got married just before my 19th birthday. We had our first son weeks after our one year anniversary. I couldn't be happier with those choices. Some wonder why I chose to start a family at such a young age, and maybe why we chose to have another baby so soon {We're so excited}!

I was just fortunate enough to fall in love with a wonderful man, who I knew would love me, respect me, and take care of me. We have the same values and same goals in life. I also knew he would make an amazing dad.

I am so grateful that this is the path I chose. Motherhood is often taken for granted, even looked down upon in our society, but I know this is where my influence is most needed. Some people go through life not really knowing what thier purpose is. I know mine, and that is to nurture, to teach, and to protect my children, and to be a loving, supportive wife. It's not always easy, but amid the challenges are shining moments of joy and satisfaction. I have never been more fulfilled.

After hearing about NieNie last summer, I really cannot take my role as wife and mother for granted. She is the most inspiring mother I could ever think of. If you did not get the chance to see her on Oprah yesterday, go HERE to read a commentary. Then make sure you go HERE to watch a video of Nie's struggles at home since the fiery plane crash. If I need a pick me up and don't feel like cleaning my house or reading I Spy Animals for the bajillionth time, I just click into her archives and feel so uplifted and inspired to be my best self; to try a little harder and not take my family or my time here on Earth for granted.


Annie Macias said...

I LOVE this post! You are the sweetest and such an amazing mom!

Tiffani said...

You always make me feel good, but you too are a great mom! Good luck with baby #2.

Jesse, Trista and Jaiden Wright said...

So true Kali! I feel the exact same way... I got married a week after I turned 18 and its been 4 years now and I couldn't have picked a better hubby or dad for my boys... and you are so right about us being looked down on sometimes, for our lives at our age... as if we're just stupid kids getting knocked up... but I ignore those people because like you I know my calling in life is to be the best wife I can be and to raise my boys with a best values and love for God that I can! I think you are a great mom and I'm sure you do it so much better then me! You're amazing for sure!