May 8, 2010

How Wonderful it is to be a Mother

It is true is it not, that being a mother has so many perks. Late night feedings, bags under the eye lids, clothes that never go a day without spit up somewhere on them. How about the famous statement that little Johnny makes to the preacher about you and daddy kissing on the sofa last night. Or little Sally loves your earring so much she just yanked it right out of your ear. Ouch.!!!

It is true that being a mother has so many perks and all kidding aside, one of my favorite times with my kids is bed time. Now don't get me wrong, I know some of the jibber jabber from my son is so he can milk his time of going to bed, but really I love to hear him telling me all the wonderful ideas, stories and thoughts he has had that day. In the morning, he always has some wild dream that he loves to tell me in utter detail (usually right before the bus comes so I have to take him to school, LOL) but they are great stories and I wouldn't miss hearing them for the world.

My daughter 17 going on 25 or more, is starting to come into her own. She is finding her way and is starting to get a grasp on what she wants to do in her life and I love the hear her tell me all about it.

I think one of the most beautiful gifts we have as a mother is listening. It is a free gift and it is up to us to take it and cherish it like a beautiful diamond. Our childrens thoughts and ideas only come once, so cherish those moments, listen to them and acknowledge them, give them your FULL attention when you can and watch them blossom beyond your greatest expectations. Happy Mothers Day and God bless. Cathy

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Shelly said...

What a wonderful post Cathy! I have SO loved being a mom,,,,but it's been a "tough job" too!

So many years I did as a single parent,,to two boys, trying to "get it right!" Well, they are different as night and day. My oldest,well lets just say he hasn't found his way in this world yet,,,and my youngest-former Marine and now College student IS trying to find his path!

Motherhood IS the toughest job in the world! Times like this, I think of my newly departed mom, my "Oma"-my wonderful Dutch grandmother.........

Happy Mother's Day through smiles AND tears!


Debby said...

Beautiful! Happy Mother's Day!

Baggaraggs: said...

Happy Mother's Day right back at ya! Love, Robin

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Awww, What a lovely post :)
Happy Mother's Day Cathy!

Zan Asha said...

Aha! What a great sentiment on Motherhood. Alas, I don't have any kids but I deeply admire and respect those who go through the years of triumph and trevails of child-raising!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Thanks for sharing your delights and wisdom of being a mother. I agree about the listening part! Happy Mother's Day my friend!

Counting Your Blessings said...

It is the most important of jobs! Thank you for sharing a LOVELY post. Blessings... Polly

Linda said...

You sound like a wonderful Mom.:)
I hoping you have had your surgery now and getting better. Hugs Lindax

Linda said...

Great news Cathy, I'm so relieved to know you will have the go ahead.
Take care.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is such a wonderful post my dear heart. I have spent extra time at your blog today getting to know you and I can tell that if we lived closer, we would be good buddies. I love hearing your voice in you written words in this post so full of love for your children.
I visited your Etsy store and Wow ~ that is a place full of lovely creations! I cannot make up my mind which lovely thing to purchase.
Well, I am off but wanted to wish you well ~ Many Blessings my Friend, Katie


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