Sunday, May 10, 2009

Today - I'm thankful

for the awesome privilege of being a mother to these precious little people! Amidst all the playing, homeschooling, cleaning, cooking, and sometimes chaos in this little yellow house of ours, I thank God that He has entrusted their lives to my care. There is not a day that goes by that I don't, at some point in the day, stop & just watch the kids. I like to catch them when they're playing or otherwise occupied by themselves, they are growing up so fast that I want to remember all the stages! This may or may not have anything to do with the fact that I've taken just over 900 photos in the last 3 weeks!

The last 2 years we have been able to visit my parents on Mother's Day, I really missed being able to be with my Mom today. Tim & I are both so thankful for the Godly examples that our Mother's have been throughout our lives, WE LOVE YOU BOTH!

Kisses for Mama from 2 awesome kids!And Finally, for all the mothers out there -

You know you're a mom when . . . .
1. You have signed a check with a crayon.
2. You wipe other kid's noses.
3. You have caught spit-up in your hand. (Guilty!)
4. You consider the person who invented the sippy cup a genius. (Um, yeah!)
5. You consider it a major triumph if you shower by noon.
6. You find yourself humming the "Rubber Duckie" song in the shower. (Or in my case, "Thomas the Tank Engine"!)
7. You have dressed your child in whatever is on top of the clean laundry pile.
8. You have considered trading your whole life savings for just one good might of sleep.
9. You see your parents in a whole new light. (For sure!)
10. You consider parenting to be the best job in the world!


Johnny said...

A day late but happy Mother's Day.

Martha C said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well, Lori. I think you're a wonderful mother and have beautiful children. Blessings on your journey.

Anonymous said...

Just so you know~ you and your family were truly missed this year~ wish we could've been together! I am so grateful for all the wonderful times we've had in the past and I'm looking forward to many more fun times~ talking, laughing, cooking shopping, doing special things with the kids~ you name it!! You do a terrific job at being a great mother, to two wonderful,adorable, little munchkins and I feel so blessed to call you my treasured daughter! With all my love~ mom

CALISTA said...

Such great pictures of you and those cuties that call you mommy. =) I like the list of "you might be a mom if"'s at the end too. I think the only one I haven't done is signing the check with a crayon! But there's still plenty of time.. lol! Hope you had a wonderful mother's day!