Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

When my back begins to ache from holding you for hours because you just needed to snuggle with Mommy,

I will remind myself that you will soon grow too old and too big to be carried in my arms.

When you ask me to stop what I am doing and to come see your latest treasure or find,

I will remind myself that the everyday chores can wait, and that these moments are fleeting.

When your cries wake me up midway through the night,

I will remind myself that you are new to this earth, and you are only asking me for help.

When that first smile creeps across your face,

I will be thankful that I know that smile was meant just for ME.

When the laundry piles up with no end in sight,

I will be thankful that we have clothes to put on your back and a way to clean them.

When I see the look of joy on your brother’s face when he sees you each morning,

I am thankful that I was blessed with two beautiful boys who are filled with love in their hearts.

When you test my patience and try your best to make me react,

I will be thankful that you feel safe and loved enough around me to try these new tricks.

God truly blessed me as a Mother by blessing me with you.
Every day I am thankful that I am a Mother.


alice said...

Beautiful post! Wishing you a very Happy Mother's day! Hope you were able to rest, relax, and enjoy your darling boys!

Megan said...

SO perfect. Thanks for making me tear up and remember all that we have to be grateful for!

Emily said...

beautiful....did you write this?