Saturday, May 12, 2012


“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.

I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.” 

I am so grateful that I am able to raise this little boy and teach him all about the beautiful world around him. I am so in love with him and also in love with my roll as a mother. 
Of course I can not let a Mother's Day pass without thanking some of the most important people in my life...
Thank you to my amazing mother-in-law. She is the kindest women with not a single mean bone in her body. She raised the most loving and wonderful man I have ever known. For that I will be eternally grateful. 
My favorite mother. She is one of the strongest women I know. My mom finished her nursing degree with 4 children. She is the best example of hard work and determination to me. 
She set such fun traditions with our family and some of my favorite childhood memories are centered around those. My mother made such an effort to make my childhood special. Every holiday and Birthday were celebrated with gusto because of the effort she put in. I hope to do this in my own family. Again, thank you for everything mom. 
And lastly a big thank you to my boys.
Winston- you are the best little boy a mother could ask for. I look forward to waking up and spending every day with you and your silliness. You never cease to bring a big smile to my face.
 Steven- I love you. Thank you so much for working your tail off so that I can stay home with our son. I am so glad that we are able to create and raise our family TOGETHER. 
And one last quote I love...
“I know it is hard for you young mothers to believe that almost before you can turn around the children will be gone and you will be alone with your husband. You had better be sure you are developing the kind of love and friendship that will be delightful and enduring. Let the children learn from your attitude that he is important. Encourage him. Be kind. It is a rough world, and he, like everyone else, is fighting to survive. Be cheerful. Don't be a whiner.” 
― Marjorie Pay HinckleySmall and Simple Things

1 comment:

  1. i love that sis. hinckley quote! and i have always wanted a wood-paneled station wagon in a big way!