Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Motherhood

Motherhood IS hard. Parenting is the toughest thing I have ever done. My hands are full. Okay my hands are overflowing! I go to bed at 8:30 most nights...I am exhausted. My kids throw tantrums, won't brush their teeth, seem to live on hotdogs and noodles. My mascara isn't running..I have large circles under my eyes, I havn't slept all night for almost 4 years. I get looks from strangers when I walk in to get my daily cup of coffee, because I have 3 under 4 years old.But I wouldn't change it for the world. I love it. I get smiles, hugs and kisses everyday. I hear "I love you mommy" daily. I wipe cute little noses, and put tiny shoes on tiny feet. I paint tiny fingernails pink. I splash in the tub, and blow bubbles. I get to cuddle a newborn each night. And I eat hot dogs and noodles on a weekly basis.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Remembering the little things







I have been reading another blog for about a year now, and really enjoy this...http://jodyferlaak.blogspot.com/ she is very inspirational. Makes me want to be a netter mom and wife. (The starbucks picture is from her site, she is probably as big a fan of that place as I am)

Today she said that she wanted to remember the little things that kids say...one of Mia's popped into my head...we were talking about what she wanted for her birthday..and I mentioned dance lessons...and the said to me "mommy you can't wrap up dance lessons!" Oh, how literal they take things.

She and I have had alot of good conversations. It is fun to converse with an almost 4 year old. We talk about Heaven, and who lives there. How Grandpa Gary is there with Jesus. She talks about how Jesus lives in her heart. All the sweet things they should be talking about.

And Sarah, oh, she is just funny period. They way she talks cracks me up. She is still at the point where every word is seperate from the next. And she has to do everything "by self" So independent. When Mia is at preschool, sarah takes the opportunity to sit in Mia's car seat. She buckles up "by self" each time now, and gets up and down from the seats the same way.

We were at Starbucks this morning sharing our "Bagels with dip, and scones" and a lady commented on how cute the girls were, and how her boys were so big now. It goes so fast. I have to remember to cherish these times...the pictures above are from when they were younger...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I love my girls







My moments that I cherish as a mom happen pretty much everyday. All I have to do it look into the eyes of one of my girls, and there it is...all my love is captured in their eyes.

My heart has six little feet. Two belong to Mia, two to Sarah, and the other two to Emma.

Look at these sweet girls, and you will know why...
I am blessed to be their mother. The short time that they are underfoot will go so quickly. I thank God each day that He has chosen me to raise them.
There is a song by Martina McBride I think about being blessed...it captures my life perfectly.
Blessed
I get kissed by the sun Each morning
Put my feet on a hardwood floor
I get to hear my children laughing
Down the hall through the
Bedroom door
Sometimes I sit on my
Front porch swing
Just soaking up the day
I think to myself,
I think to myself
This world is a beautiful place
I have been blessed
And I feel like I’ve found my way
I thank God for all I’ve been given
At the end of every day
I have been blessed
With so much more than I deserve
To be here with the ones
That love me
To love them so much it hurts
I have been blessed
Across a crowded room,
I know you know what I’m thinking
By the way I look at you
And when we’re lying in the quiet and
No words have to be saidI think to myself,
I think to myself
This love is a beautiful gift