Wednesday, January 28, 2009

As a mom, I've learned...

A house with all wood(read laminate)flooring is not good for falling off couches or for learning to walk. But, for racing hotwheels!? They. Are. Awe-some! (Also great fun for sliding in your socks!)

Showers are optional.

Good girlfriends are vital.

So is diet coke.

Time outs are for moms.

How much love and patience my parents actually have for me.

To be grateful for my spouse and for the fact that I'm not doing this alone.

You have to let some things slide. (Knowing this does not make it easier-necessarily.)

Any occasion is a good excuse to make cookies.

To be a respector of sleep.

As a mom, I've learned what it means to love and be loved unconditionally. I've learned that when I give my heart away it can actually beat outside of my body. And thrive.



9 comments:

InkMom said...

Well said.

BTW -- my mom was totally impressed with Ryan last night at the welfare meeting. I missed it, had a rehearsal -- wish I'd been there. Except not really.

Can't wait 'til GNO -- because good girlfriends really are vital!

Melissa said...

Great post and so very true!!! How was your breakfast last Sat.? Kristen said it was wonderful. I would love to get the girls together. I think that I am starting to get sick though. The last couple of days of craziness are really catching up to me now that New Beginnings is over.

Destinee said...

Inkmom, I cannot wait either!
Melissa, I totally missed the breakfast. I was so bummed! I cannot keep my days straight. I've been off all month. I think it's because I didn't get a calendar until the middle of the month so my December was up until then w/ just a little January box. That's my excuse anyway. I cannot wait to flip the calendar and hopefully start fresh! Can't wait to hear how New Beginnings went. I'm sure it was great! Hope you feel better soon! Probably I should have emailed this rather than post such a long reply here. Duh.

Drake, Rachel and Olivia said...

Oh dest that was beautiful! And so true. Thanks for a great post and here's to remembering, during our crazy days, what a blessing our children are to us...

janet said...

what CUTE grandchildren I have!! but Mason looks kinda sa-ad! They have all grown so much!

MommyJ said...

Love that last line... and the photos... oh the photos!! You're good. :)

Carmen said...

That was really well said. And I love your pictures...just beautiful. :)

Lew said...

diet coke/diet dr. pepper/ diet. mtn. dew/diet cherry coke all save me on hard days :-) I love the last line too...very well said. Those photos are IN-CRE-DI-BLE!!! Seriously, girl, you have got it going on!

Heather said...

Those are some great things to learn from! I think that you need to write a book. You always have really fun things to read. We haven't had internet at my house so we have been out of the blogging world. I am very glad to have it back!