Monday, May 14, 2012

mother's day

Mother's Day is one of my favorite days of the year.
I love celebrating my mommy and I love celebrating being a mommy.
This year was no different.

We got to have lunch with my gorgeous mommy.
I'm so thankful and blessed to live just blocks from my mommy.
I can see her or talk to her almost any time I want.
She has set such a Godly example for me.
She keeps me centered and reminds me what is important in life.
I love you mom!

We spent the rest of the afternoon working our hineys off in our yard.
This was my request.
Long story made short - I don't really do yard work.  I don't even know how to start our mower.  Matter of fact, I don't have a clue where we keep the mower.  And I don't want to know.

We spent hours with the weed eater, rakes, hedge clippers, blah, blah, blah.
My yard looks a little like it's been scalped.  But it's all cleaned up and I'm happy.

This crew makes me so happy!
I'm not a perfect mommy (and I don't have perfect kids).
Most days I'm struggling to be a good, or even decent, mom.
But my kids know they are loved ... by their parents and by their Creator.
They know how to live authentically.
They know how to be kind and loving (even if they don't practice it with each other!).
And they know how to have fun.
Love this silly little crew!

I'm a blessed daughter and mommy.
(not quite sure what Abi is doing.  She may be reconsidering sticking with this family.)


Amy said...

Love this post! I was afraid you had given up on blogging! You are an amazing momma... I learn so much from you all the time. Your mom is pretty special, too! :)

(and... I don't know how to start our mower, either.) :)

rentz said...

I'm going to have to swing by your place to see it now! And you are a super fantastic mommy. And I do know how to start a mower, a push mower anyway...don't ask me to demonstrate my riding lawn mower skills however.

Jennifer said...

You just look so happy - like you are you really enjoying this part of your life! It is such a blessing to see that in someone life.