Monday, August 30, 2010

Being A Mother

I'd rather be a mother than anyone on earth
Bringing up a child or two of unpretentious birth...
I'd rather tuck a little child all safe and sound in bed
than twine a chain of diamonds about my [carefree] head.
I'd rather wash a smudgy face with round, bright, baby eyes
Than paint the pageantry of fame or walk among the wise.
-- Meredith Gray

I became a mother at 24, and it was the most AMAZING gift I had ever been given!!!!!

Becoming a mother Changed me......and it was welcomed!

I realized that this precious little girl was going to look up to me, watch my actions, study how I spoke to people, how I treated people, see how I loved, how I dressed, learn from me to respect herself, and I LOVED the idea of teaching her everything!

Just three weeks after turning 27, I became a mother again!

I realized that this little boy would look up to me for guidance on how to treat a woman one day, how to love, how to treat people, how to give, how to respect himself, how to be a leader, and he would look to me for help as he grew into a man!

Being a mom to these two has been SOOO much more than I could ever have imagined!

They have taught me SO much more than I will ever be able to teach them!

There isn't anyone or anything that I would rather spend my time with than these 3 people!

I feel as though 6 years ago I was given the gift of a family!

A family of my own that I created with my very best friend.

I probably couldn't be more proud of them and how sweet, loving, kind, and forgiving they are!

Being a mom changes should.

It shifts your priorities and makes you realize just how big of a role you play!

I pay more attention to how I dress, how I speak, the people I choose to spend my time with......knowing that I have two little kids looking up to me!

I would walk away from anything/anyone that I didn't feel was in the best interest of this family.....and be totally okay with it.

And this isn't something that I would ever change......because I am a mom!



Kacey said...

Beautiful thoughts and beautiful family! :)


Lolo said...

So true.....
Could you have ever imagined how your life would be if you never had children? What would we do with all our love....and free time?!

Love that last pic of your cute lil family :D

Tara said...

aww, so sweet Katie!!!! Motherhood really is the best :)

Amanda said...

its something you cant quite put into words but us fellow mamas know exactly what you mean. beautifully said.

p.s. a pretty little mama you are dear. :)

Candi said...

Great pics! Such a beautiful family!