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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day 2011

I am so grateful for Mother's Day.
I heard a quote in church today that made me so happy,
"If you don't have a sense of humor you have no buisness having children".
I have to tell you that this has just changed my life.
I have felt so overwhelmed the last few months and I am sorry to admit that I have been harder on my children then I should have.
Boy do I love them. Even though seven times a day I stop Brooke from turning on the Dishwasher regardless of the dishes in there. Or need three towels to clean up the bathroom after Jocelyn takes bath.
I choose now to laugh.
Laugh at the persistence of my two independent spirits.
My sneaky ninjas that eat brown sugar with a spoon under the table when I am folding laundry. or are constantly looking for an escape route from where ever we are playing and heading into the street.
But they light up when they see me after a nap, or when I pick them up from their classes at church.
When they throw their arms around me and crash their little bodies into my chest I am so overwhelmed with love for them that I cannot imagine anyone loving anything more then I love them.
I am grateful to be their mother here on earth.
That I have been given the gift of watching them grow and develop, laugh play and love.
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I am grateful for Mother and Grandmother, the hilarious wonderful woman who set an example for me and who constantly support and inspire me with their strength, creativity and love.
And to Mama Hansen, who has loved me as a daughter from day one.
And finally to my wonderful Husband. Who made me a mother.
I love him more every day... especially when he makes rollie-ups for breakfast.


Heather said...

so awesome! we love you Rileigh and we are so glad you are in our family and that you gave birth to those two little munchkins! It is so wonderful being a mother:)

Grandma Hansen said...

Thank you for these pics and sharing your generous heart with these thoughts. I knew this was inside you, I wish I could have been there when you were little.

Anonymous said...

You write beautifully Rileigh. Maybe it's partly because I'm a brand new mom, but this post almost made me cry! -Jill

Jeri said...

Such sweet pictures. It sounds like you had a wonderful day!

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