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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

As my second Mother’s Day comes to a close I am exhausted from a wonderful day spent with my daughter and my own mother.  As I sit here writing I notice dried sweet potato on my right shoulder from dinner, my hair is damp from bath time splashes, and my lower back aching from tossing my daughter in and out of the water in the pool.  All of this makes me think what it means to be a mom.  For that matter, what does it mean to be a good mom?  My first year as a mom has taught me so much.  I have learned a love that I would have never known had my daughter not been born.  I have found happiness in bike rides to the park and wagon rides around the back yard.  I have found patience and the ability to live with a cluttered house.  (I have toys in every room of my house, even my closet!)  I am not sure if all of this makes me a “good mom”, but I know that my daughter is the most important thing in my life.  I show her love and affection.  I teach her and share with her the daily wonders of newly found treasures.  I make sure she is happy (ok she is totally spoiled but I can’t help it).  I love being a mom.  The sweetest words I have ever heard were when my daughter uttered Mama!  What joy!!!! 
I think of my own mother who, in my opinion is the world’s greatest mom.  She has always been there for me when I needed her.  Today she is my best friend, and I don’t know where I would be without her.  She is definitely a great mom.  To all my fellow Mom’s, I hope you have had a wonderful Mother’s Day; a day that has been filled with children telling you how special you are, kisses, and handmade cards.  Each day I have with my little angel is Mother’s Day for me and I thank God for that.  I must put this post to a close, I have to go wash my hair as I just found sweet potato matted in it.  
AHHHH the rewards of Mommy hood!

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