Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mother's Day

As you know, Mother's Day was this past Sunday. Even though "mothering" is what I do 24 hours a day, the thought did not even cross my mind that I would benefit or receive some of the perks of Mother's Day. Crazy I know, but true. I thought about my mom, and my mother-in-law, and even different women I know who are wonderful mothers. But I was so so so shocked to receive a gorgeous Mother's Day bouquet myself, and to receive a love note from my husband thanking me for the work I do everyday for the boys. Wow!
How amazing to be thanked for doing the job I am so THANKFUL to do. How wonderful to receive gifts and praise for something that is already a gift itself. I am so thankful to be a mom, to care for two of the sweetest little rascals in the world. I love to see them learn and grow: to toddle around on wobbly legs, or recite The Lord's Prayer without prompting; to see them watching Sesame Street in Spanish because I didn't realize they had changed the channel by accident, or watch them splash in mud puddles and romp around the yard like this is what they were born to do. There are so many joys and delights! Yes, it may be a lot of work, but its a job I wouldn't trade for anything. I thank the Lord for giving me these precious gifts and the opportunity to raise and nuture them in the ways of the Lord. Thank you, Lord, for my children!


Rachael said...

I love your description of being a mom - so true. What could be a better gift than being a mom :)

Grandma said...

You're a terrific Mom, Kathryn! It is a joy to watch you training your little men, and to see them walking in the path of truth! I love you!


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