Saturday, May 7, 2011

because i am a mom

i can not think of the right words that really express my feelings about getting to be a mom.  
i can not think of a better thing i could be doing with my time and energy.
i can not be good at everything.
i can not thank my own mother enough for teaching me how to be a mom.
i can not think of any one thing that would bring me greater joy than raising this little girl.
i can not always give my children what they want.
i can not express enough thanks to my mother in law for raising my husband.
i can not always handle the pressures and frustrations properly.
i can not always be super nice.
i can not fully comprehend all of the blessings i receive from choosing to be a mom.
i can not completely protect my children from the wicked world.
i can not do it all.

  but

i can tell my little girl how much i love her multiple times a day.
i can thank my father in heaven each day for blessing me with his precious daughter.
i can continue to learn from my mother and hopefully one day be the mom that she is today.
i can find ways to make our family happier.
i can prepare my little girl to be a mother one day.
i can make a mean grilled cheese and cup of chocolate milk.
i can thank the many generations of mothers that have shaped who i am today.
i can be an example to others.
i can show my children how to love, forgive, laugh and to serve.
i can whipe off tears and clean dirty bums.
i can pray for the Spirits help to be a better wife and mom.
i can teach my children.
i can begin to understand how much love a heart has to give.

because i am a mom.

(the best easter picture we could come up with)

thank you to all the moms in my life. i am blessed and happy.


``few of us with reach our potential without the nurturing of both the mothers who bore us and the mothers who bear with us.`` 
-sheri l. dew

happy mothers day!


4 comments:

meag said...

because you are one of the best moms i know. and you show me how to be a good one. you make me cry with simple yet profound words like these. you have a very lucky little girl....love you sis. can't wait to be closer to you so i can learn more from you on how to be the best mom i can be. thanks for that. happy mothers day.

Abby Rae said...

Sweet post. Avery is so lucky to have you as a mom...seriously. I love that quote from Sheri Dew, so true.

I can't wait for you guys to move back...so soon! And to live somewhat close to us, too! Woo-hoo! :)

preston. shawnee. cohen. said...

Such a sweet post. Love everything you wrote, and I completely agree :) Being a mom is the greatest!

Jordan & Brooke Brady said...

I absolutely love it! You have such a way with words! You are a wonderful mom and Avery is lucky to have you. I'm lucky to have you as a friend and I can't wait to have you closer! Do you get home this month or in June? I forgot...by the way, I would LOVE to cruise with you! Jordan and I were talking about that while we were gone. We definitely want to do something like that with friends sometime! Love you!