I was sitting here, the evening of Mother's Day, thinking about how this day didn't go quite as I had planned. I'll admit that it wasn't the best Mother's Day. I was feeling a bit sorry for myself, and then my children's faces popped into my head. I realized how lucky I am to have them in my life. Each of them so different, and so special. And I couldn't help but think about just how blessed I am.
For Abbi - for her smile that seems to go on for days. I love how she loves life. How she is such a free spirit. How she believes that by saying "I'm Sorry" all of the problems and hurt go away. I love that she still loves to cuddle after nap time and when she gets tired. I love her laugh and her love for her family. I love that every single day, she asks to go to nana and gump gump's house, or to one of her cousin's houses, or to grandma and grandpa's house. I hope she always keeps that love of family with her. I love that she is the smartest little 2 year old that I know. I love that she dances in circles and sings songs at the top of her lungs. I love that she can't go to bed at night without a kiss from both her mommy and her daddy.
For Easton - I know he's only been with us for 2 short months so far, but there is already so much to love. I love that he is such an even tempered baby. I love that he smiles so big for his daddy and his sister. I love that he sleeps so well and that he's always so happy to just chill out in his bouncy chair. I love the cuddle time we get together. I love the way he looks up at me when he is eating - I can already see the love in his eyes. I love wondering what kind of boy he's going to be, what kind of man he is going to be.
As I was thinking about these 2 angels in my life, I couldn't help but realize that it's not about the day - it's about how blessed we are. I remember back in my early 20s, how I just wanted to be a mom. It's the only thing I've ever felt like I was called to do in this life. It's definitely the hardest job that I have ever had, and sometimes I wonder how I'm going to raise these children to be what I want them to be - what their Heavenly Father wants them to be. But I know I have a lot of love to give, and the love that they have given me is more than I could ever ask for. And that makes this a perfect Mother's Day!