Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One of those days...

Today was one of those days....

One of those days where God reminds me how very blessed I am to be these precious kids mommy.

Sometimes, being the mother of 3, taking care of the house, laundry, meals, bills, errands...I get kinda wrapped up in the "busyness" of it all... and I forget.

...Forget to stop when Bella trips and falls {for the millionth time, bless that GRACEFUL little girls heart}, to listen as she makes up stories. To help her with her shoes so they aren't backwards because she insists on doing it herself

...Forget to listen to Asher, to answer his many questions with intent and purpose, to look at what he is so proud of building.

...Forget to just hold Mia, instead of moving her from one place to the next..swing, bouncer, play mat, rocking chair, crib.

It's hard to remember to stop.

But today, I remembered.

I am a mom.

And how blessed I am to be one. To stay home on days like today and just watch them, play with them, laugh and be silly. To care for them.

What an honor it is.

Sometimes I get caught up in the laundry needing to be folded, the dishes put away, the crumbs swept up, the beds made, the toys organized, faces and hands cleaned, running errands, 'entertaining' them, driving here and there...

But today, we didn't go anywhere. We stayed home and worked on some craft projects together, we played with Mr. potato head, made a huge play-doh mess, covered daddy's patio with chalk, built tents and watched 2 movies. We barely made it out of our pj's...

And it was one of the best days ever.

I think sometimes I feel like I have to take them somewhere fun in order to have fun, like we have to be going and doing all of the time...but all they want is our time and attention.

So today I laughed with Asher when he built potato heads to look like "us" and he gave Mia the one with the tongue sticking out because hers always is "since she's a baby." And I laughed even harder when we were having a hard time fitting our blankets back in the closet and he said we needed one of those bags that sucks air out and gives you more room like he saw on TV (too many infomercials for that kid)

And I watched Bella as she played and figured out her play doh factory for 45 minutes by herself, and then put everything back in its specific place...all while talking to herself and making up stories. And I sat her in my lap and cuddled with her, because even though she is Ms. independent she thrives on attention, and in turn she took my face in her hands and said "yer the best mommy in the whole wooold, mama"

I rocked Mia for as long as she wanted me to and as I sang to her I choked back tears when I looked down at her to see her smiling back at me.

How could I ever take the opportunity for moments like this for granted.

Lord forgive me, Thank you for blessing me with the honor to be a mommy. There is nothing greater. Thank you for my gifts. Help me to remember to take the time to do all the little extras that these precious ones need. And give me the grace and mercy to be the mommy I need to be to each of them.

1 comment:

  1. Awww que linda. So so sweet. I wanna so ALL that with them!! I bet they had a blast!

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