Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day

I have learned so much from being the mom of these two.

wear a shirt over whatever you put on - spitup happens.

potato chips are an okay food for a newborn (molly fed them to abby)

fruit basket beds is a fun game to play (we did this for years - everyone went to sleep in the wrong bed and at some point in the night Mom got everyone where they were supposed to be)

prayer time at church is an appropriate time to announce that mom and dad took a shower together this morning (thank you abby)

when the entire house has the flu - mom is the one who will pull it together enough to go get gatorade.

mom is the one who lays awake in the bed until 3am and the senior gets home - just to see if she had a good night at prom.

mom handles school, boys, emotions, and girl talk. dad handles laundry, sports, and cooking. seems like a fair trade off to me.

I had no idea how hard this job of being mommy would be.

nobody told me what it feels like to see your child fail - or succeed.

celebrating those first steps seems like it happened 10 minutes ago.

mom will study the rules of twelve different softball associations just to understand why the official called you out.

even now 18 and 14 years later - i wake up when either of you cough at night. and i can tell which one is coughing.

letting you make your own decisions (and mistakes) rips mom's heart out.

even when you think there is no more room for love - mom's heart opens and expands to include even more.

i signed up for this job - i would do it again - i am so happy to be your mom.

for all you other mommy's out there - may you have a day filled with love and reflection.

have a wonderful day -



1 comment:

I AM VERY MARY said...

Beautiful sentiments!