I guess I better do a post today. I am really dragging my feet and feeling unmotivated today...not because I don't love my mother's, but it has been an especially difficult day for me. Ok maybe not difficult just not the very special mother's day I imagined it would be. Let's just say I had to take all three kids to church alone again today, try and teach a lesson and man handle a tired baby, I won't see Jared at all today (although he did his best and brought me home treats and roses last night), and I have to work. So yes, I have had better days...especially Mother's Day's. But enough about that...Let's not focus on the bad. :)
I am so blessed to have the my moms in my life. My mother is the greatest example to me and one of my best friends. She is such an amazing person with so much talent. I STRIVE to be like her every day. If I could gain even an ounce of her talented abilities than I would be doing pretty good. I love my mom. I wish that I had shown her that more and expressed my gratitude more when I was home and growing up. I am so blessed to have her.
Becky...my second mother. Where do I start? Becky is such an amazing example to me as well. I have learned so much from her about parenting and mothering. She is like the baby whisperer. I have been blessed to have her here to turn to for advise when my own mother has been far away. I get to see first hand what a truly amazing mother she is in the amazing son she raised. I honestly believe she is one of the main reasons my sweet husband is the man he is today. I will be forever grateful for what she has given me in my life.
Boston brought home his mother's day gift for me from school on Friday. He let me read it yesterday. It was a little funny to read what he had written on his fill in the blank work sheet for me. Here are some of the funny things he wrote. The words in italics were what he wrote in the blank.
My mom is as beautiful as a flower.
My favorite meal that my mom makes better than anyone else is cheeseburgers. (random, he doesn't even like cheeseburgers)
Her favorite food is cookies.
Now that she is all grown up my mom is good at running. (Is it sad that I hope my kids don't think the only thing I am good at is running??)
My mom looks funny when she yells at me.
When my mom is angry with me she says stop bugging your brother.
The thing my mom says most to me is go to the bathroom. (again random??)
I always love to see what he writes at school when asked certain questions. I swear that his answers are either persuaded or he hears something else that someone else has said and copies it. It's still so cute and so sweet though. :)
I was inspired by the words spoken in church today. Being a mother is such an amazing responsibility and calling in life. I feel so blessed to have my beautiful boys. They push me to be better, to try harder, to be more patient and loving, to show them what is good and right. I hope that I am living up to my standards as a mother. I hope that I am teaching them to be good righteous men that they should be.
M. Russel Ballard said,
"There is no role in life more essential and more eternal than that of motherhood.
There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be “full-time moms,” at least during the most formative years of their children’s lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part-or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else."
I am grateful for my mothers, and I am especially grateful for the opportunity I have to be a mother. I know I will never hold a greater calling...