Saturday, May 7, 2011


Celebrate Life. We tend to be so focused on efficiency and convenience that we forget to invite our children to share in life's messy or inconvenient pleasures: finger paints, late-night fireworks, mud puddles, the sunrise, baking a cake. The pure joy of a moment fully lived is more precious than clean hands, an hour of lost sleep, dry shoes, or a perfect desert.
-Katrina Kenison

Happy Mother's Day to all the sweet mothers out there. I hope you take time to do something inconvenient, mundane, or even silly with your kiddos today, because when you crawl under the covers and shut your eyes tonight, it will be the end of another day that you will never get back. And the dirty laundry will still be there tomorrow.

And to my own mother:
Thank you for all the times you wiped my snot, cleaned up my puke, applied monkey blood to my knees, made me homemade ice cream, sponge rolled my hair, gave up the last bite, bit your tongue, drove me to town, tied my shoe, cooked me breakfast, gave me vitamins, displayed my ugly paintings, folded my clothes, let me pretend shave, and many, many more countless things that you've done for me. There's too many to name. You gave up part of yourself for me and I realize now just how that feels. There really isn't anything that compares to a mother's love. Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am teary over your sweet tribute, all I can say is it was my pleasure and blessing to do that for you and your sister. We waited a long time for you two girls! Now enjoy your babies as it goes way too fast! Mother