Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day

Really? What is Mother's Day? I think it's kind of silly. I was talking to my FRIEND/MOTHER IN LAW...yes I said FRIEND, she is a wonderful woman, and I will be eternally grateful for the wonderful mother she is to Aaron, and grandmother to my kids (Love you Franny). Anyway...we were talking that it's really just another day, and kind of a silly one. Especially for young mothers who often times work all day to make it a special day for their mothers (without compaint) but it's not usually a restful day. I guess that I am a lucky girl because I have a wonderful husband that tells me often how much he appreciates me and what I do for our family.

I do want to take a moment and share that I am so thankful for the examples of Motherhood that I have come into contact with in my life. My mom is an amazing woman! She is still teaching me about my role as a mother. She is a relativly new mother of a student ward in Orem. Along with my Dad "Mr. Bishop Part Deux" she is helping to from other lives, and influence the lives of alot of young adults, not to mention all of her grandkids! It's a huge job, and one that she is so wonderful at.

Along with being a nurturing mother/grandmother/friend, she also knows WHEN to say WHEN, which I think is hugely important. We as mother's need to know our limits, and know that it's ok to give ourselves a break, cut a little slack. I think we try and do too much for the sake of our families while neglecting ourselves.

Don't get me wrong, I had a wonderful Mother's Day, and felt lots of extra love with the gifts that Big Daddy, and my kids so lovingly made and picked out for me.

I have a wonderful family, and so grateful that I am a Mom. Hopefully I don't mess them up too badly. In the meantime, I will continue to give kisses, say prayers, clean up messes, help complete school projects, pottytrain, play princess, throw the football, and laugh ALOT at our crazy life. Loves to all.


Ashlee Swensen said...

Moms are the best and now I think we realize how cool our moms really were as we raise are kids. I think you are such a great mom and I think we might enjoy the day better when we are older at least that is what I am hoping for.:)

Shelly said...

COVET!!! I love that star!! Oh and I love my mom too!!