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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mothers Day Thoughts

Interestingly, I had a chat with Jenna yesterday who seemed convinced that Mother's Day can't be as important as my birthday.  And I said to her that I really had nothing to do with being born but becoming a Mother was something I consider an accomplishment.  That birthdays are nice but that celebrating Motherhood was special in a way unlike a birthday.  She didn't get it.  Such is the world when you are 9 years old.  So I got to thinking about motherhood, mine in particular. 

My Curriculum Vitae of Motherhood
I remember my girls birthdays but not the time or their weight.  (Sue me, I was drugged.)

I have lived with them, mothered them and taught them for 13 years and 9 respectively and they are still in one piece.  (Miracles can happen.)

I have borne them inside, worn them as babies and I have carried them from cars, to bed, to the ER and just because I wanted to.  ( I wish I had known how fast they grow.)

There has not been a single night of their lives when I have not brushed their hair off their forehead and kissed them goodnight.  (Even on our worst days, the sight of them sleeping melts my heart.)

I have prayed for them, about them and with them uncountable times in a day. (And I always will.)

I have gone out way of my comfort zone for their benefit.  I have gone to play-dates, the beach and camped for weeks with no running water and a composting toilet.  (Ask anyone who knows me, I hate sand passionately.)

I have been blessed with babies to rock and sing to and read to and I am blessed even now that they will still sit close by while I read to them.  (And wish I could still fit them in my arms and rock them.)

I have spent countless sleepless nights ministering to them when they were ill or upset.  I have held bleeding noses, soothed fevered brows and washed off vomit.  I have been bled on, vomited on and been given various illnesses they contracted.  (I secretly love to be needed so badly.)

I have fostered, nurtured and encouraged both their love of fairies and their love of God. (As my mother did before me)

I have listened to hopes, dreams, screams and laughter.  I have counseled, consoled, laughed, screamed back and told them to shut up.  (No Mom is perfect.)

They have been blessed with my love of reading and I have taught them to write and cipher and they seem to be fairly literate and competent.  (Wish I had not taught them to be impatient and have control issues.)

Through nothing but the Grace of God they are kind, modest, loving, charitable, faithful, candid, hospitable and eloquent.   (except, of course, to each other)


I am richly blessed to be their Mom.  (And I hope someday, to be their friend.)

12 comments:

ThurmanSartor佑英 May 6, 2010 at 12:27 AM  

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Ginny Marie May 6, 2010 at 11:29 AM  

What an amazing post about motherhood! You capture it so well.

The part about sand reminded me of a song by Sandra Boynton in her book Rhinoceros Tap, called "Tropical Sand"...."You tell me the islands are very very pretty, but me, I find them...a little too gritty." I have similar feelings about sand!

Thanks for stopping by Lemon Drop Pie!

Hen Jen May 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

beautiful post, you expressed motherhood perfectly.

Linda May 7, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

Hi, Stopping by to thank you for your comment. I love your post...It's beautiful. I can tell it's from your heart...
Happy Mother's Day.

Shirley May 7, 2010 at 8:17 AM  

I enjoyed reading this. Nice thoughts on motherhood.

Kristina May 8, 2010 at 8:15 AM  

That was a great post! Thanks for that! Stopping by from SITS!

cupcake mommie May 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

stopping by to say thank you for your lovely comment :)
happy mothers day!!!
http://cupcake-mommie.blogspot.com/

beachrose May 8, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

Liz, I loved this post. It's so simple but so lovely and so true.
"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." - Laura Ingalls Wilder
Happy Mother's Day to you!

JanMary May 8, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

Beautiful post.

Have a wonderful Mothers Day :)

(Here in Ireland we celebrate it in March)

Simoney May 9, 2010 at 3:30 AM  

This is a beautiful post Lizzie. Happy Mothers Day to you!

Lisa May 11, 2010 at 2:16 AM  

What a beautiful post! It really makes me look forward to being a mother! Well....all except the "vomited on" part. :)

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day, hope to see you back!

Shell May 11, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

What a beautiful post!

I laughed at not knowing their stats b/c you were drugged. Dh still can't ever remember our boys' birthdays.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for my SITS day!

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