Sunday, May 9, 2010

I'll love you forever...

As it should be.
(take 12 of 21)
This Mothers Day is especially emotional for me. Not because I have been up since 3am sick but because our little family has some major changes starting and we have come so far in the last 5 years.
Let's be honest I wish I was a great mom like in the 70's...
the fluffy neatly ironed dress, incredibly clean house, delicious extravagant meals (that of course every child and husband loves), and the beautifully untouched updo. I could say "How was school today Beaver...I bet you got 2 A's on your math homework and I just know you answered every question right in Reading!" That of course, is when Beaver is handed a warm plate of chocolate chip cookies and iced milk while I sat next to him reading the afternoon paper.

I'll think I am missing something.

I think that the most misleading period of motherhood must have been in the 90's...
here's an example (I will call this mother...hum...Cherrie Clark)
In the world of the 90's one, Cherrie Clark, could wake up and have a seminary lesson prepared, hot homemade cinnamon rolls ready to eat, and all the kid up and in the car by 5:45am. She would spend the next hour teaching half awake teenagers the Book of Mormon by memorizing, or an intense game of soccer pong. After dropping 17 kids off at school between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:00 pm she would.....clean, do laundry (not only the regular daily laundry but the football laundry and the McDonald and Domino's uniform laundry), she would go to the store, clean rooms, vacuum, dust, plan and organize girls camp, complete visiting teaching, and make an extravagant family dinner. She would pick 2 kids up from Middle School and then spend the next hour or 2 picking up and dropping off 3 other kids from sports practice or work. Before she went to bed she would have family scripture study and make sure everyone had the right uniforms or clothes for the next day...all of this she made look easy and effortless.

I definitely think I missed something.
My entire life I have been surrounded by incredible women and mothers and I don't think I ever thought twice about it. I wish I had. My Mother, my Aunts (alive and deceased), and my Grandmothers are exceptional women giving endlessly of their gifts, love, and time. Encouraging loving and showing me (without saying) how to be the best mother and women possible. Giving me everything I need to succeed as a mother. just through their examples.

My mother in-law is also a great example of love and patience.

I am so thankful for the opportunity I have to be a mother.
This is how it should be. Eventually I'll get it right;)
I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always.
As long as I'm living my babies you'll be.

Happy Mother's Day!


MamaLadyBug said...

I sure love you sweet girl! You are the greatest Mom with a capital M!!! You have huge shoes to fill, too. I'm so sure your Mama is quite proud of you and your family! I know I am.

Ella said...

So that's where you've learned to be an awesome mother!! WOW!!!! I'm tired just reading about your mom!