My name is Salena and I have been married to Rudy for 14-1/2 years. I'm a mother of six and a grandmother of three. I am a stay-at-home mommy to my three little girls and they keep me very busy. I was born and raised on
I have been a mother for 26 years. I say 26 years because I believe we are mothers before we even know our babies are growing inside us.
I am mommy to:
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I am grandmother to:
I have been a…
A baby angel in heaven
Every stage through adulthood
TEENAGERS with raging HORMONES!!!!!
A drama queen
A special needs child
A movie star
I am also a mother-in-law and a grandmother.
If I missed anything, I know my kids will read this and set me straight. =)
You may be surprised to know, when I was a little girl, I NEVER wanted to have kids. Shocking I know. I am one that cannot stand pain and I knew I would never be able to go through childbirth.
5 years of unexplained secondary infertility
Fertility drugs and injections
And a heart breaking missed miscarriage (you can read about it more here) and all that goes along with that… we were finally blessed with our daughter, Aleshanee.
All of this, wrapped up in 26 years this December… looking back at it all there are some days I wonder how I got here. When I read this back I am amazed to see how much I have changed, how much God has entrusted me with and how much I am blessed.
Here are some things I can share with you…
Each child is different
They have a mind of their own
They have different needs and sometimes it happens all at the same time
They need to experience life, good and bad
They cannot be controlled
They need your undivided attention
They need to be heard
They need to be understood
They need for you to be fair to them
They need your protection
They need to feel loved and they need you to express it with words, by physical touch, and by your actions
They need to know you are proud of them
They need your support
They need to know you believe in them
I must constantly remind myself that they are here for a greater purpose. To step back and let them find what it is they are here for. To trust that the things they are going through, the choices and mistakes they make all lead to God molding them to where they need to be. When I have this understanding, I am better equipped to love them, believe in them and to support them in their Journey.