Sunday, September 16, 2007
I am grateful for being a mom. I get to snuggle, kiss, and cuddle these adorable, happy, and beautiful children all day long and basically whenever I please (especially while they are still little enough to be able to resist and/or let me!). I get to take them wherever I please, hiking, shopping, parks, museums, and I always have a little buddy to chat with or sing a song too or get a treat with. It breaks my heart to put P down to sleep since I would love to keep her up all day and night while she goos, and purrs, and makes tooty noises, laughs, and smiles. It breaks my heart when H woke up terrified from a nightmare. It breaks my heart when O goes from the happiest and funnest kid to totally distraught temper tantrum for getting a little out of control and hitting his brother or something. It breaks my heart that H now how a wicked cough and probably won't be able to go to school tomorrow. I get to change poopy diapers, do a million loads of laundry a week, including almost daily sheet changes, wipe some bum, try to keep our frequent meals as healthy as possible, get the kids educated, try to get them to behave, use good manners, etc. get them to brush their teeth, hair, and overall very non-glamorous things that I wouldn't trade for anything. I am daily honored to be a steward of this earth-life for Heavenly Father's children. We are buddies and we have some fun together. Thanks AK for making me a mom, and thanks to an incredible Mom for always making this job appear and be so desirable and rewarding.