Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mother's Day

Being a mother is an incredible blessing.  Sure, it's hard.  Very hard.  Being a mother takes up all your time, completely changes your life style, and is messy, teary, and tantrumy.  But, it is amazing.  It is a gift from God.  And, I wouldn't change a thing about being a mother.

God has blessed me with some incredible mothers in my life.  My mom, my mother in law, Nana, and Granny are examples of Christian women, wives, and mothers.  They are the pillars of my family.  These women embody  what it takes to raise a family, run a household, and have a career.  They are my role models.

This mother's day, I had breakfast cooked for me.  Grace chose the meal - waffles.  They were the best waffles I've ever tasted.  We enjoyed church together, then lunch at my mom's house with my granny, my nana, and a lot of family.  Then, we had dinner at my house with my mother in law.

I am so thankful for this blessing that God has granted me.  I am thankful for my 2 little girls who share the same physical characteristics, but have individual, distinct personalities.  I am thankful for all the nights I have gotten to rock them to sleep.  I am thankful for the tantrums because it means they are becoming independent thinkers.  I am thankful for every tea party had, tower of blocks built, baby doll dressed, book read, and nail painted.  I am thankful for every bath, every diaper change, every thrown shoe I've had to put back on.  I am thankful for little fingers that hold my hand, color a picture, and leave grubby prints every where.  I am thankful for the ache that develops in my heart every time I've been away from them for too long.  I am thankful that I get to hear their conversations, songs, and prayers.  I'm thankful that I get to watch them grow taller, smarter, and more capable every day.  Thank you, God, for loaning these two little girls to me and trusting me to be their mama.


  1. Amazing. You have such a gift with words... and spoke the words of my heart. Having 2 girls is fun, huh?

  2. Thank you so much, Leah. Yes, having 2 little girls is awesome! I never imagined it would be so fun!