Mother’s Day 2012

“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”
― Donna BallAt Home on Ladybug Farm

All of my life, I have had a cheerleader, a constant voice in my head telling me that I was capable of doing anything I put my heart & mind into. That voice, that constant support, is my mother. She has been there to celebrate with me, listen to my dreams, & comfort me anytime I needed her & even at times when I probably thought I did not. And let me just say – I can be quite difficult to deal with at times, especially when my stubborn streak comes out (which was apparently quite often as a small child or so I am told). I can honestly say she is my best friend & the most amazing, strongest woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Matter of fact, I cannot think of anyone I would rather be like than her. She has always put her family first, sacrificing her own wants for those around her. Homecooked meals have always been & continue to be a staple in our home. And I cannot think of a time when that home was not open to all that dropped by for a visit. To say she is amazing is actually quite an understatement. I can only hope & pray that I am that same selfless, forgiving, & loving mother to my own children. Happy Mother’s Day, Mommy!! Thank you for all that you are to me & my little family. We love you BIG MUCH!!

Speaking of my own two sweet, beautiful babies…

My wonderful husband grabbed a couple of shots of me with our children in honor of Mother’s Day. I am so happy to have these images, as I find myself behind the camera more than in front of it. Please excuse our clothing. Little man is under the weather with a lovely case of strep & an upper respiratory infection. So, we spent a quiet day at home in our pjs, which was actually kind of perfect (minus the sick little one).

There is no question that being a mother will always be my most cherished title in this life & that my children are, by far, my greatest accomplishment. My family means the world to me. They inspire me every.single.day, & I am so very thankful that God chose me to be their mother. I pray that I am able to instill the values & morals that I was raised with, as well as show them the all the love I feel for them & that they deserve. I will never be a perfect mom, as we all make mistakes, but I want my children to look back on their childhood & smile. I want them to always know how loved & cherished they are. And how I will always be here, no matter what, because they are my heart…they are my world.

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