tears, strength, joy
smile lines, and sparkles
stretch marks, sun spots
love, snuggles, and books.
Mama, thank you
Clearly I am not a poet. =)
I asked my kids what are a few words they think of when they hear the word mama.
These were a few of their words, plus a few I added of my own (stretch marks clearly wasn’t thought of by my children). When Lexie said thank you, I could’ve cried.
Being a mama is so multifaceted. It is emotional, and fun, and life changing. But the best part is raising people that become adults whom one day you can look at and say, “I like this person!” I hope we get to those adult years. For now, I like them a lot most of the time. 😉
I hope they grow up to be respectful, honest, God loving adults with a real relationship with Jesus. Until then I will continue loving, and teaching them … and fussing about the muddy clothes piled up in the garage. (which I am very, very thankful for)
As my husband tells me
“We are so blessed to have happy, mischievous kids … Those muddy footprints are memories made.”
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