Sunday, May 11, 2008

Motherhood


1. I love listening to my children breathe at night. I love to watch them sleep and often wonder what they are dreaming about...

2. I love the flowers that they pick for me. It reminds me of the Primary song...I often go walking, in meadows of flowers...

3. I love being able to teach them to play the piano. I am so grateful to have been given this talent to share with them.

4. I love being a kid again at Disneyland with my children. We're still waiting on Disney's decision to let us move in to Sleeping Beauty's castle...

5. I still remember holding each of them after they were born and the sheer miracle of what just happened. I loved their newness, innocence and utter dependency.

6. I love watching them grow and mature into beautiful individuals. I love learning their likes, dislikes, sorrows, joys and anticipations.

7. I love listening to their laughter. It is infectious and I hope to always be able to remember that sound...

8. I often wonder how some women are given the gift of motherhood while others are not. It truly is a gift and I hope I can always live my life to demonstrate my gratitude.

9. I always want to live close to my children and continue to build memories with them throughout their adult life. I have very fond memories of my grandparents--ones that can never be replaced and I hope to be able to share that with my grandchildren.

10. I often want to stop time and just cherish THIS MOMENT with my children. I hope they always stop to smell the roses and look at the beauty that surronds them.

11. I hope they will always know that everything I have done in my life is to try and make theirs as comfortable, challenging and exceptional as I can. I want them to be outstanding adults and to love the Lord. I want them to honor their parents as well as their grandparents. I want them to cherish the Earth and to realize what a fragile planet we live on. I want them to know that service to others is when you will find yourself. I want them to find the dream of patriotism and remember that our nation is still united under one supreme being. I want them to remember how much I love each of them and that I will always be their mom.

2 comments:

Valeri said...

That is such a creative idea. Thanks for sharing some of the reasons you love your role so much! Miss you.

Matt Jones said...

AMSDENS!!!!!! This is Matt (formerly Elder) Jones! Remember me from Great Falls? I served with Elder Kole. I went to visit him last weekend and we tried to look ya'll up to call you, but this blog is all we could find for you. I am amazed at how your family has grown in the last 5 years! There are 2 more of you! Hit me up with an email sometime so we can correspond! matjonz@hotmail.com