Monday, May 12, 2008

Treasures

There are so many wonderful mom-moments when your heart is so full you feel it will burst. I have been blessed time and time again with my six children and the many mom-moments which have flowed freely.

There's the first soccer goal and winning first place (or any placement) in a karate competition and a clarinet soli. There are moments of tender, sweet sibling love. I watch Sawyer extend his hand to Spenser as she tries to get out of the car. It makes my heart melt.

And then there are the moments when you find out what your children really think about you:

Top 10 Reasons Why I Love My Mom from Carter. #10 says it all: "I love my Mom because she reads me skriptures/bible."

Jackson knows my favorite "recipe" for salad. (I could take or leave Ranch dressing, but oh well. He knows my favorite food.)

And Mason. We love this funny guy. First, he compliments saying that I weigh 5 pounds. And moments later he brags that "My Mom can skreem better than anyone else!" Hmm. I practiced that already this morning: "Time for shoes and socks. ... Time for shoes and socks. ... Time for shoes and socks! ... TIME. FOR. SHOES. AND. SOCKS!!!!!!" and "It's raining this morning, you need a jacket and umbrella. ... You need a jacket. ... You need a jacket! ... YOU. NEED. A. JACKET!! And where's your umbrella?????"

But at least I cook his favorite food. I guess it all balances.

(And my sweetest Mother's Day gesture yesterday came from sweet Sawyer. As I was getting my usual glass of water with lemon, he ran over to the drawer and brought me a straw. That is so much my routine and I am surprised that, at only 19 months, he knows that. Sweetness, I tell ya.)

19 comments:

nikko said...

So precious. I got quite a few gems, too.

Hope you had a great mother's day!

Jessica said...

Hi! I just recently found your blog (I think it was through Amandajean) and I love it! Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only Mom that has to ask 5 times and then scream for the kids to listen :) Happy Belated Mother's Day! ~Jessica

Lola said...

I have to say that Mothers Day is my best day! I just feel so blessed to have these children.

Thanks for sharing you childrens sweetness with us!

Tonya said...

I am so glad you have 2 eyes and not 3! LOLOLOL I was cracking up when I read that! Those were so sweet : )

Glad you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Katie Jean said...

what sweet kids you have! You must be quite the sight, screaming at 4 feet and 5 lbs :)

Sounds like you had a wonderful mother's day. Those kids are pretty special!

kirsten said...

aw, sawyer!

Autum said...

These are wonderful! 5 pounds? You better put lots of ranch dressing on that salad!

Little Munchkins said...

That is so sweet. I read them all and I had a laugh. The things children say are so precious.

Emily said...

These moments are what we call.....

making memories!

Karyn said...

Awwwwwww...you are the 2nd luckiest Mom in the world (DainNe is the luckiest).

I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

amandajean said...

those are precious answers. :)

hope you had a wonderful mother's day.

mommiemarzie said...

Oh how sweet! I love it when kids write things like this about us moms. Especially that 5 pound thing! :) Hope you had a great Mother's Day.
-Kathy

laeroport said...

What treasures - and I'm glad to know that I am not the only one screaming in the morning. :)

TinkerBlue said...

Happy Mother's Day Lera.

I love that Mason says you are 4 feet tall and have 2 eyes!

jessi said...

My favorite is that you are so smart because you give good advice on Webkinz - definitely an essential skill!

Jane said...

Totally adorable one and all. (So glad you have 2 eyes! LOL)

miss chris said...

:) These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing these....

Shannon said...

What a lucky Mama you are! Such great gifts from those sweet kiddos. Glad it was a good day for you!

dig this chick said...

how stinkin' cute is that? Happy belated mama's day.