Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oh, to be a mother...

(image via flickr user genibee)

On this Mother's Day, I am thankful for:

*sweet little four-year-old boys (and even the not-so-sweet ones)
*wiping someone's little bottom, sure, not the most fun job, but a true mark of being a mom
*five dogs and, as of yesterday, one teeny tiny little kitten that depend on me as their mama, too
*my own mother
*the grandmothers, aunts, and also all of the women on my husband's side of the family as well that have all influenced my role as a mama
*the opportunity to even be a mama, remembering the long and sometimes difficult journey for me to get here
*friends new and old, in my everyday life and even those from Blogland that are a great support for me in the rollercoaster ride of being a mama
*my loving Heavenly Father, who has allowed me the opportunity to experience motherhood and who loves me unconditionally despite my imperfections as a mama
*the words straight outta my boy's mouth: today he told us he didn't need his potty seat anymore (the little insert that we put on our toilet for him to use) because he now "has a bigger butt like Papa" (thankful he didn't compare himself to mine instead!)

Happy Mother's Day!


~Courtney said...

Teeny tiny little kitten? Spill it!

Baloney said...

I love your list.
You'd better post a pic of that kitten!!
I'm so bummed I didn't get to chat with you at MNO. Did you have fun?