Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I'm not even going to attempt passing on any words of wisdom here. I'm still trying to figure it all out as I go along, just like you. Motherhood is humbling.

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Twenty years ago, if you would have told me that my future would include chasing a totally nude toddler through the food court at the mall (because he flushed his cloths down the toilet trying to go to the bathroom by himself), or debating with a daughter who can can argue like a lawyer, I wouldn't have believed it. It's harder than I realized, but oh so worth it -- even the gray hairs that arrive daily. Do you have them too??? I never imagined that I could love two people as much as I love Eden and Claire. It is a priviledge to be their mother.
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I am thankful for all that my mother did for me. It wasn't easy for her, but she did it the best that she knew how. I know that now.
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I'm thankful too for the women in my life with "mother hearts." There have been many, young and old, who have taken me under their wing, and loved me with a motherly type of love -- even though some of them never had children of their own. Thank you. You know who you are.
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If you have a few minutes, watch this video. It's about a mother. It reminds me that we all have heavenly help as we fulfill this role. Grab a tissue first, you will need it.


2 comments:

Eve said...

Loved it. Especially the ending.

;)

Jilly said...

Mother's Day is best day in my list. I am waiting every year for Mother's Day. Every year I give surprise party to my mother.
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