Little Victoria has been richly blessed to have been born into a particularly special family. No need to mention that her family has experienced God’s blessing by her arrival as well. And yes, I also consider myself blessed to know this family and call its members friends.
Naomi and Ovidiu are a beautiful couple. You don’t need to watch them for too long to witness how much love and devotion they pour into their relationships. Naomi is a power woman with such a tender heart. Actually, the same is valid for Ovi as well – apart from the woman part, of course :). They both demonstrate that strength and gentleness are no contradictions. They are among the people who taught me without realizing that selflessness and fulfilment are no contradictions either.
I love children. And yet, I’ve been scared of the huge responsability that comes along with having kids of your own. I’ve always had the feeling that parenthood is so much about sacrifice. About losing who you are by focusing on the needs of your children who are totally dependant on your goodwill. Not that I could speak from experience, but being a parent seems like quite a tough job.
Parenthood surely is a lot about sacrifice. However, I’ve learnt it’s not only about sacrifice. You don’t have to lose yourself, if you have a child. Even if you did, you somehow grow by doing so and miraculously become more yourself, the person you are meant to be. Those tiny creatures are incredibly qualified to teach adults about things that really matter. The love and joy that one experiences when having children are a beautiful mystery that I am eager to experience myself one day.
For now, I’m grateful to have lost a lot of fear by watching families like these managing their everyday life.
Who could measure Victoria and Judah’s immeasurable value? Children deserve to grow up in a caring environment of love, patience, trust and forgiveness. A family’s home is a symbol of all those values to me. That’s why I love homestories.
Thank you for inviting me into your beautiful home and letting me see the pure love that you share!