Because I blog at work, I had to do my Mother's Day blog a day late. This picture is of me, my siblings, and our Mama. She actually pointed out that yesterday was her 25th Mother's Day. To have put up with me, then Jared, then Avery for that long is impressive!
Somewhere in the process of growing up, I realized my mom was and is a real life superwoman. She did a pretty awesome job of raising 3 children while also having a successful career. Sometimes I don't see how women even have time to take a shower while being a mother. My Mama did it all - she worked full time and yet always had time for us. I would have to think really long and hard to even try to come up with an event in my life that she missed. All three of us played (and still play!) sports and do other extra cirricular activities year round. She was always in attendance, and even went further to do extra things like being a grade mother for our classes. I could go on and on about her talents and abilities, but I'll stop here. Thank you, Mama, for everthing you have and continue to do for us ~ including your 4th child, your son-in-law. You will definitely be the example that I just try to come close to when I am a mother some day. I love you! And oh yeah, I'll work on the silver...
This is for mine and all the other mothers:
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby
Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "Normal," is history.
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ..
Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
Somebody said being a mother is boring ......
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.
Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good."
Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.
Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices ...
Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.
Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
Somebody never helped a fourth grader with her math.
Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first.
Somebody doesn't have five children.
Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books.
Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery .....
Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of
or on a plane headed for military "boot camp."
Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back.
Somebody never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies.
Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.
Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home ....
Somebody never had grandchildren
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her .
Somebody isn't a mother.
Happy Mothers Day......
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