Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mother's Day

So....Mother's day...I can't help but feel a little guilty on this holiday. Not guilty about sitting on the couch flipping through magazines while dinner is burning and the dishes are piling up in the sink, or for taking a 2 hr nap while I hear nothing but screaming downstairs. Nah, I am 100% A-ok with that. It's the guilt that maybe I don't deserve those "you're the best mom in the world!" letters, or that I fall short of the "#1 mom" trophy necklace or that I just don't quite measure up to my own expectations. Today I am grateful for kids who forgive and teach me to love unconditionally. Who wake up smiling even though I put them to bed with harsh words, who quickly forgive when I falsely accuse, and who love me regardless of my very apparent flaws. I may not be perfect, but I'd like to think that I'm perfect for them.


Jodee said...

Sorry, I have been signed in under Ronnie. It's me though.
I love all these pics. It reminds me how many pictures I am NOT in. Must do better at that. You are such a good mom and are SO right, you are perfect for them. ;)
Happy Mothers Day, to a mom that I look up to in many ways.

Tyson and Dawn Jolley said...

Does that nail polish resemble too closely the spraypaint from Maddox's crap project?? Haha.

You guys are all such a wonderful family and we look up to your example. Your "shortcomings" are so small in comparison to what scary things can come up in this world, youre doing great as their mom! And they know they're lucky too ;)

Chelsea said...

You are such a great mom! Those are FOUR lucky kiddos.

Janessa said...

Oh Jame, don't be too hard on yourself. You deserve every single ounce of the accolades! You are an amazing mom! My kids would gladly make a trade with one of your kids any day! Glad you got a day to kick back and relax and enjoy your sweet little crew. Love you!