Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mom's :)

I had a good experience not too long ago that made me think of motherhood... One night Brielle wouldn't sleep and was just sad so She cried for a while when I laid her down so I went and picked her up
and she just sat on my lap and snuggled.
I sang her some songs and the whole time I was singing she sat very still.
It's not normal for Brielle to sit still so this was a very special little snuggle time and I wasn't about to ruin it.
Each time I would start singing she would look up at me with those cute tired baby eyes
and give me a little smile and then caress my face :)
I have discovered that THAT is one of the best things in the world. Just some quality one on one time with your baby, and to finally get the feeling that they love you back.

So I'd like to say a little thank you to my mom (even though she doesn't read my blog).
I finally know a little of how she feels for me and I feel blessed to be loved by someone so much.
She brings warmth and light to the darkest of rooms.
She has this absolute LOVE for people and I've always admired that about her.
I wouldn't be the mother I am without her example.
I always wish that EVERYONE could know my mom because those who don't know her are REALLY missing out. She is just ravishing and delightful! 
She's the best lady ever!
I love you, mom 
and I miss you every day.

I also wanted to add a little bit for my Mother-in-law.
Wow! What a wonderfully, beautiful, woman!
I love her!
She has taught me so much and she doesn't even realize it.
I owe a lot to her for giving me such an amazing husband.
I am so happy I have a good relationship with her:)
She has had experiences in her life that I don't think I'll ever have to go through.
I don't think I could.
She is so strong, whether she thinks she is or not.
I love you, Carol!
So even though this is a random post and it's not like it's mothers day or anything but I just wanted to give a little shout out.
 When I have a rough day being a mom I love this part of Jeffrey R. Holland's talk
"Because she is a Mother"

In speaking of mothers generally, I especially wish to praise and encourage young mothers. The work of a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. The young years are often those when either husband or wife—or both—may still be in school or in those earliest and leanest stages of developing the husband’s breadwinning capacities. Finances fluctuate daily between low and nonexistent. The apartment is usually decorated in one of two smart designs—Deseret Industries provincial or early Mother Hubbard. The car, if there is one, runs on smooth tires and an empty tank. But with night feedings and night teethings, often the greatest challenge of all for a young mother is simply fatigue. Through these years, mothers go longer on less sleep and give more to others with less personal renewal for themselves than any other group I know at any other time in life. It is not surprising when the shadows under their eyes sometimes vaguely resemble the state of Rhode Island

Do the best you can through these years, but whatever else you do, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones. Husbands—especially husbands—as well as Church leaders and friends in every direction, be helpful and sensitive and wise. Remember, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”6
Mothers, we acknowledge and esteem your faith in every footstep. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever. And if, for whatever reason, you are making this courageous effort alone, without your husband at your side, then our prayers will be all the greater for you, and our determination to lend a helping hand even more resolute.

I know it's a bit long but I love it.
To all the mother's I know...
I love you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading that. And your right, your mom is a wonderful lady who always has so much love to give to others...I too wonder how she does it and am very grateful for having had her in my life.