Friday, June 3, 2011

Mother’s Day, Revisited


(Avon by the Sea, NJ)IMG_8090

There is a bit of a trend that I have noticed-

Women either want to give their children a BETTER childhood than they had, or they want to give their children a great childhood because THEIRS was so great.

I am lucky to fall into the latter category.


(A preview of what I am going to look like in 25 years.  I am happy with the prognosis,  My mama is looking good!)

My childhood is a blur of happiness.  Sounds cliché, I know, but there you have it.

Mother's Day on the Jersey shore

Sometimes I just want to crawl back into the warm blanket of my childhood for a day.  Back when my biggest complaint was that my mom (gasp!) made me stop reading to unload the silverware.

(why you got to be like that mom?)


Now, I love being a mother to my own children!

I know I complain and whine, but it is true.


Every day, there is no where I would rather be than being a full time mom to my boys.


So, thank you Mom, for all that you have done for me, and for instilling the joy of motherhood in me from an early age.  However, you didn’t exactly mention how tired I would be and how many body fluids would be involved….


Thank you to Brian for helping me through all of the unexpected tiredness and body fluids!  I couldn’t do it without you!


(My mother’s day cake Brian and Joseph made for me while I was off watching a movie in the theater by myself!  Look how proud Joseph looks!)  (Also, flushed cheeks = tired boy!)


Thank you Maureen for raising Brian to be the great husband and father that he is today!  He is one of a kind, and I know that is due in HUGE part to you!



And thank you to my darling boys for making me a mother!



blueviolet said...

Awwwww, this is so sweet! I could tell from the moment I met you in this blog world that you were meant to be a mom. You're wonderful! (And clearly so is your mom.)

britney said...

You look so good in yellow, by the way.

T Rex Mom said...

This was lovely. I always sense how much you love being a mother and how much you enjoy being home with the boys.

I hope you have a wonderful trip to the West. We hope to catch you next time.

Jenners said...

Loving the photos...especially of you and your mom!! I love that your childhood was a blur of happiness. Every child deserves a childhood like that and I think you are giving that to your children.

Momma said...

Thanks, Honey, this was a sweet and validating post. It is going to be almost 32 yrs before you have to worry about looking like Mama, since I was almost 32 when you were born. Umm....the cheeks don't go anywhere, they are here to stay, it seems!!

suzy said...

okay, this is the happiest, CUTEST post ever!! I LOVED all the pictures and the sweet little memoirs... so happy!!! Thank you for sharing... so glad you love being a mom!