Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

A great quote I wanted to share via Christal's blog

Elder M. Russell Ballard on mothering:
"There is no one perfect way to be a good mother. Each situation is unique. Each mother has different challenges, different skills and abilities, and certainly different children. The choice is different and unique for each mother and each family. Many are able to be “full-time moms,” at least during the most formative years of their children’s lives, and many others would like to be. Some may have to work part-or full-time; some may work at home; some may divide their lives into periods of home and family and work. What matters is that a mother loves her children deeply and, in keeping with the devotion she has for God and her husband, prioritizes them above all else." “Daughters of God,” Ensign, May 2008, 108–10

I am grateful to be a mother. And to have a wonderful mother my self. We have a marvelous relationship. She truly is one of my best friends. And I am grateful we have grown closer over the years. I am also blessed with a marvelous mother in law. She is so upbeat and energetic. So generous and kind.
How blessed I am!

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I had breakfast in bed (it was even waffles with whipped cream and fruit - Way to go Reg!), got a Sunday afternoon nap and lots of presents. I am lucky!

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I gave my oldest two kids a little quiz about me and motherhood.
Lucy
Lucy
How old am I? 32
What is my favorite food? Kind of every food, right mom?
What do I love to do? Read and bake cookies and watch movies.
What did I do before I had kids? Get married.
What do I do all day? Walk around
How could I do better as a mom? nothing
What am I good at? baking and cleaning up the house
I love it when my mom.... does stuff.
:)

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Alden
How old am I? 32
What is my favorite food? i don't know
What do I love to do? Read and nothing else
What did I do before I had kids? Serve a mission
What do I do all day? cleaning and reading and crafts and nothing else
How could I do better as a mom? be a really good artist
What am I good at? crafts and hugs and baking
I love it when my mom.... hugs me.

How blessed I am with my little family!!!
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6 comments:

Visible Voice said...

Loved this. And loved that quote. Thanks I think I needed to read it...obviously ha ha! I love how many photos you take. I hardly ever take photos anymore. I need to start again. And I think we're due a for a family photo.

Laura O'Hearon said...

I was trying to find that quote last night but couldn't think of where it was for the life of me, so I chose one from his more recent talk! Ahhh, they're all good!! Your a cute mom, and you served a mission? thats cool. I never knew.

Christal said...

How cute love the little questionnaire and the pictures! Love the quote too obviously eh! {I didn't know you served a mission?? did you?} Anyway happy mothers day you are a great mom!

Crystal said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love your new family photos and the interviews were priceless :))

Jen and Ian Isackson said...

such a sweet idea to quiz the kids! love the pics too!

Abby said...

That's awesome! So funny to hear how our kids interpret us!