Sunday, May 9, 2010

The BEST & HARDEST job in the world!

Today I buried my face into the shoulder of my husband and asked him:

"Why do I love being a Mom so much?!"

I said this today because, the day that is supposedly set aside to thank our mothers and lavish them with love was, well........just another day in the house of the VW family. Well, not exactly the same. Joel and the boys did start the day off giving me extra hugs and kisses and yelling out, "Happy Mother's Day!" But, besides that, the promises of "giving mom a day of rest from the naughtiness, yelling, arguing, craziness and chaos".....well.....they just couldn't do it. When I say "they", I mostly mean the 2 boys in the middle of our gang!

I really do think that they tried, but it's just in their nature to be who they are. Thus, the reason I wanted to crawl back in bed again this morning and the reason I asked my husband this very question!

Being a Mom is seriously the HARDEST job in the world!

As the day went on......despite all the fighting, craziness and misbehaving, I began to realize why I LOVE to be a Mom!

1) I get to be serenaded by a sockless 7 year old, who made up a silly song for Mother's Day and who had me cracking up several times today!

2) I get homemade cards several times a year...and these are the BEST kind to get!

3) I get extra special cards from Gavin, that my Mom helped him make. (Thanks Mom! You are an example to me, of what a mom should be!) And also, I get to stare at this sweet face every day!

4) I occasionally find a note like this one on my pillow and they always seem to come at the most perfect time!

5) And finally, I have been given the privilege of caring for these 4 blessings and even though they make me want to pull my hair out each and every day, I can't imagine a more fulfilling calling in this world!

I am going insane.....but I am SO VERY BLESSED!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you wonderful Mommas out there! I can't believe that I get to do this wonderful thing called motherhood with so many amazing women by my side!

"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6


The Myers said...

This is so true, the best thing is the whole homemade cards and the gifts they give. No matter if they get naughty on the special day

Debbie said...

I think if we took a survey with mothers of young kids,most of their day probably looked like yours and mine-not the way it is portrayed to be!

This is why, as moms, we need "girls nights out" and bible studies, and blogs, etc. All part of eventually getting the break we need, to refresh and keep loving this full time job called motherhood!

YOU are an amazing mommy, your kids clearly adore you, and I totally get the craziness of the chaos! ;)

Here is hoping you get a "mommy break" in the very near future!

Hugs and love my friend-Deb

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Don't you love the homemade cards! :) I adore them and will treasure them forever.

Being a Mom is definately a mix of emotions, isn't it!

Lacey said...

Happy Happy mothers day!! Homemade gifts by the boys are the best kind! I hope you had a great day!

Stephanie said...

Now you got me crying!!!

Becky said...

And happy mother's day to YOU! :)

Annette Gysen said...

Happy Mother's Day (a little late) to you! I'm glad you had a good one!

Amy said...

HAPPY MAMA'S DAY, sissy! You are such a great inspiration to me as I come closer to becoming a mom, myself. Sure, some days it feels like a pretty thankless job, but everyone else around you thanks you for the great boys you are raising! Love you!

Unknown said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too (a little late). Even though the day didn't go the way people say the day should be it seems like you had a lot of wonderfulness amidst the chaos. Which is in my book what seems to be the norm. Glad you had a nice day overall.