Friday, May 9, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

And to think..............
(left photo is of K. and I when she was 2, right photo is of me breastfeeding L.)

And to think that I never wanted kids. Glad I didn't miss out. I've had tons of jobs, working at a movie theater (which meant coming home smelling like popcorn each night, yuk!), worked in mostly doctor offices, did X-rays, and was the bookkeeper for my Dad's company for 3 years. But I have to say that my most favorite job of all time is being a Mother. The hours are long, I don't get weekends off, my boss' are very bossy, I feel over worked sometimes, and sometimes I feel like pulling my hair out.

I do however, get the best artwork anyone could ever ask for, I get to hear daily "I love you!", their hugs I wouldn't miss for the world, when they are sick my heart breaks for them, I get flowers picked just for me when we go on a walk, I can have a conversation about anything with them, there is always laughter, I have an excuse to go skipping down the street, I also have an excuse to act like a complete goof and get roars of laughter, the term "Girl's Night Out" has a whole new meaning, but best of all, I get to watch them grow and learn about the world around them.

I had K. when I was young. 19 to be exact. And while some people would call what I did a mistake, I think the bigger mistake would be to not even have her at all. My kids are the reason why I get up in the morning (mainly because K. is an early bird). They make me happy and I'm so proud that God picked me to be their Mother. It's a tough job sometimes being a Mom but I look at them at night while their sleeping and wouldn't want my life any other way.

Happy Mother's Day!


Renna said...

I, too, was one who never wanted kids. I'd get much more excited over a new puppy than someone's new baby. At 19, I got pregnant, then got married (reverse order of God's plan, I know) and had my first child. He's 32 now, and I simply cannot imagine how empty my life would have been without him, or his little sis who came along 8 1/2 years later.

I enjoyed your sweet Mother's Day post. :-)

Angie said...

Well Happy Mother's Day to you renna. I'm very glad that K. did come along because the best memories I have are from her and L.