- One person who does the work of twenty. For free.
Some would like to say this is the definition of a mother. Yeah I get it Momm’n isn’t easy. Who ever said it was? Just as I was writing this blog I was interrupted to run a 3 year old to the bathroom – who is finally getting the concept of telling us she has to go (instead of trying to do it on her own and wetting her pants before she gets them down) – small victory!! Also, after helping the 3 year old I caught the 1 year old chewing on a crayon – for the 3rd time this week – literally where does he keep finding them! I’ve searched and they are all up! And changed a dirty diaper – these are all typical things. I like this definition better.
- to love, nourish, protect, teach, comfort, guide, nurture, support, embrace, cherish, reassure
These two moments in time my life was changed for ever – for the better – and I so happy to have these two in my life.
Ali Pie March 2013
Jakie J March 2015
This weekend was a busy one with Mother’s day included in there. We were lucky enough to be able to see both mine and Josh’s Mothers. Growing up I knew my mom loved me, however, you truly don’t understand the love of a mother until you are one. There are times I hold my little ones and think to myself can time just stand still and I think – gosh my mom probably said the same thing – and here I am 30, married, with two kids going through the steps of life.
I love watching my kids grow and the new things they learn. I have a constant battle with myself in wanting to freeze time and keep them little forever and wanting time to go faster so I can see the great people they’ll become. All the time people tell you to cherish these times its okay if your floors are sticky, windows dirty, toys every where because some day your house will be clean and no one there to mess it up. I embrace the mess (to a certain extent). I try to cherish every moment I have with these little stinkers.
I see a lot of people posting on social media about how frustrating their kids are etc. etc. and don’t get me wrong it is frustrating its not easy. However, when you struggle with infertility and have to fight for your baby it really puts everything in to perspective. I really try not to complain about the frustrating times because I wanted this so bad. (side note – I know I’m not perfect and sometimes I do express my frustration from time to time – but really do have to remind myself how lucky I am).
All my life I have thought of being a mom. I played with dollies probably longer than the average kid should have. I would wonder off in the store and mom would find me in the baby section instead of the toys section. I really longed for the day I could be a mother. I truly believe God created me to be a mother of many. I’m so glad he chose me to be a mother to little Ali and Jake (so far) and we will take any more he’d be happy to bless us with.
Shout out to my Momma we may not talk every day or see each other every day but I know we are always on your mind. I thank you for all the things you taught me in life and for being a mother first and a friend second. Thank you for all you do for us and continue to do for us I know I was certainly a pain in the butt growing up and sometimes hard to deal with. I know I have that coming back on me with my sassy Ms. Ali. I know sometimes you still wish you could stop time for just a moment to cherish those good times. Thanks for being a great momma and even better Grandma. Love you Mom!
So to end – Sometimes we just have to remember those cute things our kids do that make us smile and cherish those times – hold them to remember when they are being a terror. Also remember our mom was on the receiving end of those cute little things when we were little. Remember you’ll always be your momma’s baby no matter how old you’ll be. Don’t get embarrassed or weirded out when your mom wants to show you affection or tell you they love you. Remember they still want time to stand still and cherish these times forever.
I hope you all had a great Mother’s day. To those people struggling to be a Mother I pray for you every day as I would never wish anyone to fight for their baby.