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May 14, 2017

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day means a lot to us because of the little ones who made us Mothers.  We love watching their personalities really develop, how they interact with each other and taking in every moment of cuddles and love we can.  Being a Mom is gift from God and what an amazing gift it is!

As each year passes, I can’t over the fact that our kids are getting so big.  With every year that passes, they change so much.  As a mom, it’s hard to always feel like you are enough so I want to encourage all the moms out there.  This post is quite the mixture of appreciation to our moms, as well as, how much we love our kids and need to know we are our best.

Things can wait.  We are both working moms and not just one job, but two.  I think between work, working from home and running our kids where they need to go, plus our home duties it’s hard to feel like you have time for anything at all.  And when it’s 9 o’clock, it’s just time to get everyone in bed so you can sit.  Do you ever feel guilty?  I know we sure do.  You know what we’ve learned?  The dishes can wait. The laundry can wait.  Cleaning can wait.  Everything can wait because your kids can’t and they won’t.  They won’t stop growing and time won’t slow down, so we will.  We will stop what we are doing to enjoy our little ones as long as we can.

It’s all in the little things.  Kids pay attention to everything.  I think my kids aren’t listening to me and the next thing I know they can repeat everything I just said.  In school, my kids have been asked what they love most about Mommy and their answers have been the same (with a few random things thrown in) that “Mommy loves me” or “Mommy always says she loves me.”  Talk about tug at your heart strings!!  They are so right.  I do love them more than they will or could ever know.  BUT this shows they truly pay attention to what I do for them and what I tell them.  I tell them a million times a day I love them.  If they get in trouble, the first out of my mouth is “I love you, but…”.  I always start by explaining I love them and then telling them what they did wrong.  It’s all in the little things you think they aren’t paying attention to but they are!

Let them be little.  Do you ever catch yourself telling your kids to stop doing something when honestly they are just being kids??  I know I do.  I’m sure we all do.  The kids are playing and playing loudly and we tell them to stop.  Why?  They are just kids.  Whether they are playing loudly, jumping on the bed, watching a movie, running around outside, rolling in the mud; let them be little.  Sit back and take it in because one day they won’t be this little.

On this special day, stop, take a moment and enjoy your children or your Mom if she’s here.  I know we will be taking our day in with our Moms and children as much as we can.

We spend one day a year honoring the women who raised us. One day. Like one day is enough. All the sleepless nights, the consoling us, feeding us, clothing us, I think I could go on and on. My mom worked everyday, made sure we got to school and our activities and always had dinner on the table. Not only did she work one job but she worked two. Two full time jobs. Looking back now, I realize just how much she did for me and my sister. How much she did for our family.  

Mom, thank you for letting things wait.  Thank you for cooking us dinner every night, for doing the dishes, the laundry, the cleaning, for taking us where we needed to go, coming to our sporting events.  Mom, Thank you for all the little things!  The Mom I am today is because of the Mom you’ve always been to me.  I love you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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