It's funny how becoming a mom changes so many things in your life, and I'm not just talking about having another little mouth to feed. I mean giving up the things you would usually do for yourself, and (besides loving your husband) knowing that you would give your life for the little one(s) that you bring into this world. Knowing a whole other love that you've never experienced before. And I think we take for granted (sad to say) that those little ones will always be there, and that you will go before them.
This past Thursday I had a reality check, that I think will forever change the way I look at the outside world. My Dad had been over to visit, Mike was working, and when he left, Cody does what he always does. He ran along the side walk to the corner waving good-bye. Mind you we only live 2 houses from the corner. Well, after my Dad pulled out of the drive, I went back inside to pick up from lunch. As I was going to the sink I happened to look out the side window and seen Cody, running like crazy, and by that time he was half way from the corner to our house. When he came in, he was out of breath and sort of rattled. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that two men tried to get him in their car, that was right behind my Dad's van. At first I couldn't say anything, just look at my son, while a warm unpleasant feeling came over me. All I could do was ask him where and how! Then, besides Cody, I wanted my husband. Thankfully he only works a block away! When we got there all I could say was someone tried to take our son, then the tears started! I didn't think that going to the police would do any good because there wasn't a liscense plate number taken, and I never saw the car. But Mike had us go next door to give a report to the police.
My life has been pretty hecktic with other things crowding my mind lately, and then this... I'm still numbed by the whole thing. And just VERY greateful that God was watching out for our little boy. It's wierd how minutes can seem like hours, and how fast things can change in the blink of an eye.
It's sad that our kids today cannot experience the kind of life we had when we were their age. It makes you doubt all your beliefs that you once had, It makes you do a lot of thinking. But then certain things happen that make you thankful too!