Advice: Cherish small moments



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Franklin resident Kathy Edwards holds her two children, 6-year-old Stormy and 4-year-old AJ. Both children were born with underdeveloped lungs and struggled to survive the first weeks of their lives. Edwards has taken the emotion from those experiences to focus on making the most of every day she has with her kids.


Franklin resident Kathy Edwards holds her two children, 6-year-old Stormy and 4-year-old AJ. Both children were born with underdeveloped lungs and struggled to survive the first weeks of their lives. Edwards has taken the emotion from those experiences to focus on making the most of every day she has with her kids.


Becoming a mom gives an entirely new meaning to the concept of hard work.

Sure, there’s the changing, the feeding, the washing and the hundreds of other duties that come with keeping babies healthy.

But mothers also have the responsibility of raising their sons and daughters to be happy, healthy children and successful adults.

They provide encouragement, support and guidance when their kids struggle.

That’s a big job. But it comes with rewards that far outweigh the extra work.

Three Johnson County mothers have shared the challenges and joys that come with motherhood. Their stories are unique, but all share a theme — that none of the women would trade motherhood for anything.

“It’s really cool that you have these little babies, and you get to hug them and teach them and train them to grow up to love the Lord and maybe make a difference in the world. It’s a big responsibility, but I love it,” Franklin resident Brooke Ramirez said.

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