Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day to Me!!!

I mean why not wish myself a Happy Mothers Day?

If it weren't for me (Ok and hubby too) my parents would not have the joy of their only Grandson and their favorite 5 year old Granddaughter.

If it weren't for me Logan wouldn't have those cute dimples.
If it weren't for me Lana wouldn't be the silly little goose she is.
If it weren't for me Stacy would not have the joy of these 2 great young'uns.
If it weren't for me homemade mac and cheese wouldn't be a family favorite.
If it weren't for me no one in this house would have clean clothes to wear.
If it weren't for me teeth wouldn't be brushed.

Ah, but if it weren't for them...

I would never have changed 10,ooo diapers.
I would never have been peeed on more times than I can count.
I would never have been thrown up on and then thrown up on some more.
I would never be interrupted in the bathroom.
I would never have held the hand of a crying child through 3 sets of stitches, 1 broken arm, and a hyper extended thumb.
I would never go outside and smell flowers just because they are there.
I would never read Fancy Nancy.
I would never know all about Turtles.
I would never have enjoyed science.
I would never know why volcano's erupt.
I would never have someone to share my old Strawberry Shortcake dolls with.
I would never have Tea parties in the middle of the day.
I would never be privy to a 7 year old singing "When I think about the Lord" in the shower.
I would never answer 257 questions in one day.
I would never be given more homemade gifts than I can count.
I would never giggle like a school girl.
I would never be happy about poo poo in the potty.
I would never have stretch marks on my belly.
I would never comfort a broken hearted little girl.
I would never hear knock knock jokes for hours on end.
I would never laugh at knock knock jokes.
I would never tell someone not to drink out of the toilet.
I would never have to get finger nail polish out of bed spreads.
I would never say "Don't lock your sister in the closet!".
I would never have the joy of seeing my child in the process of understanding the Gospel.
I would never hear the expectant prayers of a 5 year old.

And what would my life be like if I never did any of those things?

So, yes, Happy Mothers Day to me...a truly blessed Mom that is happy that God saw fit to give me my wonderful husband and amazing kids.


Anonymous said...

Great post!

Virginia said...

Happy mother's day, Missy. I have always been impressed by the thoughtfulness you've approached motherhood. :) Your kids are truly blessed by you too. :)

Kim said...

What a great picture! I love you and I love that we became mothers at the same time. Twice.

Marsha said...

Yes, dear...Happy Mother's Day to you...and thank you again for my beautiful, talented, smart and whitty grandchildren who are just like ME!!! haha

Very nice post.

Paige M said...

This made me cry. Very sweet.

Crissy said...

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laughed at this post
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but, alas, I am not that eloquent.