Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

I think you all know how I feel about my mother. She was and is the best. Last year, I wrote a post about her (click here to read) and the many amazing things she does. Since I was just tiny, I watched her loving being a wife and mother, and I wanted that more than anything when I was a grown-up. And now that I'm an adult, I do thoroughly love being a wife and mother, and grandmother. It all feels so natural to me -- like I was made solely to do these things. And I love it all. Still, so very many years later, as I'm doing laundry and folding and sorting, I sometimes have flashbacks to when I played "house" for hours and hours with my friends and sisters. Strangely enough, I even like things like doing the laundry and the dishes, and cooking. I know, I know... that sounds like nothing but crazy talk.

Can I tell you about something that I never even considered in all of those years growing up, and even in my adult years... until just recently: my daughters are incredible mothers! I mean, I always knew they both had the same desire to be mommies all through the years. They played dolls and house and loved those "babies" as if they were their own flesh and blood. There is something about watching a little child be so gentle and nurturing to a doll... it gives a little glimpse into what they might be like as real mothers. Just look at these two darling sisters, a few years back...

And now... I LOVE watching them as mothers. They are sweet and patient and oh-so-loving to their little ones. They ooo and ahhh over them and it is plain to see that they are certain they have been blessed with the most perfect children in the world (and they have!). I never worried about what kind of mothers they would be, but I just never really pictured the reality of it. It is a lovely thing to see. Truly. (And.... I am absolutely sure of the fact that when my daughters-in-law become mommies, they will be equally as amazing!)

And so, my girls, celebrate this Mother's Day knowing you have been blessed with wonderful, sweet babies. And through this, you are blessed to experience the best of all callings in life: Motherhood. Love every minute of it. As my mom used to tell me: "They grow up so fast... you'll blink and then realize they have all grown up". Don't shy away from enjoying Mother's Day. Use the day to reflect on how blessed you are because of your husband and children. Without them, you wouldn't be what you are today. It is the perfect day to celebrate for you and your family.

Thank you both for being truly beautiful mothers. Happy Mother's Day!


  1. Thank you mom! This was beautiful. We are who we are because of you. Loving our dolls wasn't a natural instinct, we learned from your example. You are the best mom in the world and my best friend. Love you!