Sunday, September 16, 2007

Grateful Sunday


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.

11 comments:

The Ringleader said...

Thanks for putting into perspective how important it is to be a mom and just how lucky we are to hold the job title. It gets so easy to get caught up in the stress, chaos, meltdowns, etc. If you step back, it's all part of this wonderful crapshoot we call parenthood. We need take a deep breath and enjoy our kids through it all. They will grow up all too soon and then it's their turn to raise us. Thanks for your grateful Sunday!

MarySue said...

My heart burst with gratitude that my darling grands have such a loving and caring mommie. Much love and thanks.

JoJo &/or Bob said...

What a cute pic! I want to snuggle them up, too!

I love being a mom, too. I'm a newbie obviously but even with the stress and never-ending responsibility, it is so fun and rewarding. (Snuggling babies is the best!)

Love to all! Hope H is better soon, poor guy. :(

Rachel said...

Thanks for the inspiration to take everything as a blessing. How lucky we are to be Moms!

Christie K said...

Sweet comments and sweet looking kids! Thanks for sharing.

Leslie said...

beautiful, annette. thanks for the uplift! ;)

Katie said...

so cute! Love the picture- Owen looks so angelic... it reminds me that they really are little innocent angels.

Trevlyn said...

It's amazing how our biggest blessings can sometimes appear to be trials when we lose perspective. Thanks for your sweet words! We truly are so blessed!

sligtingfamily said...

Ditto, I've been having those same sort of feelings lately. (Notice how they started the same time that school did.) They grow up too fast, huh?

Emily said...

LOVE this perspective; love this post.

linny said...

So adorable... I LOVE LOVE that picture... Annette! I need to come visit you