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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wordful (on Motherhood) Wednesday

As you all know, I recently went on an amazing, mommy only vacation to Las Vegas.

I was afraid, and excited, and anxious, and sad, and happy, and guilty all at the same time.

Everything turned out fine and, honestly, I'm not even sure they really missed me all that much (combination of me not being gone all that long and their being left with the funnest person on the planet: their dad).

But, I did gain a better appreciation of what motherhood means to me.



Motherhood is...

Encouraging them to be brave.



Helping them maneuver through life's little messes.



Sharing traditions.



Working thorough the hard times together.



Teaching them what it means to be a friend.



Giving them the chance to learn from their mistakes.



Letting them work through their problems on their own.



Building values.



Laughing with them...



and, at myself.



Celebrating the big moments...



and the little ones too.



Being willing and able to forgive.



Being proud even when you know you have little to do with the fact that they are handsome, sweet, smart, funny, friendly, witty, clever, and cute.



Watching them grow up...



and knowing that you may not have always done the perfectly right thing, but you did the best that you could.

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22 comments:

Tiaras said...

that was exactly what motherhood is! great post

B said...

Love, love, love that post! Fab pics of your gorgeous boys.

Alicia said...

ok seriously. this was AMAZING! and the pictures were just perfect... perfect perfect!

ck said...

We need to build more values at our house. Great post!

blueviolet said...

You said it all so perfectly here!

Mom of Three said...

Lovely. You have some sweet fellas and it sounds like you have it just right mama! :-)

TKW said...

Oh! Those pictures are so great! I think my favorite one though is the one in the bike helmet, face pensive with anxiety...

Jennifer said...

Awesome! Love this. Those pictures told your story perfectly. I love it. And I love the message too.

Ms Perfect said...

Awwwwwwwwwe! So sweet.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Wonderful post - and I love the words too...and the kids are gorgeous...could you please send over the ones that vacuums? LOL minds 18 and hasnt quite learned that yet :)

golden girl said...

amazing story. thanks for sharing those awesome pictures. your boys are adorable. happy WW and take care.

carma said...

You can tell from the pics what a great job you are doing raising those happy boys!

Aleta said...

This was simply beautiful - both the pictures and the words. You captured the moments and emotions very well!

Jamie said...

Love the pics! I find that when I am away as well all the things I do that I think are essential they all seem to survive just fine without while I am away.....

I'm Just Sayin' - Kerri said...

Perfectly put, I understand your post even more now looking at my little guy. Glad Vegas was good for you.

Mira is triplet crown said...

Yay motherhood. I should remember this on days like today with double ear infections and not enough sleep.

angie said...

Beatiful......heartfelt, funny, warm.....all those things motherhood is.

Are you all rested up and back to normal after your trip?

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

What a perfect description...and pictures too! Loved it!

Muthering Heights said...

What a sweet post...I got a bit choked up reading it! :)

kys said...

How cute! Love the pictures.

Adventure Mom Janna said...

Very nice, very touching. Glad I chose to see yours of the 175 to choose!

faemom said...

That was an awesome post! One of your best!

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