Sunday, April 26, 2009

5 Reasons Why I Love Being A Mother

I was recently tagged by Only Onedia to write a post about 5 reasons why I love being a mother.

Reason #1: Being forever a part of a family unit of 4 that has expanded over the years to include several grandchildren, a couple of which remind us of our daughters all over again. Time passed so fast when they were still at home, that it is a special treat to watch it unfold again through the eyes of a grandmother.

Jennifer's daughter Grace

Angie's daughter Alivia

Reason #2: The chance to experience being a mother in law and having 2 very gracious son in laws that I know cherish our daughters.

Jennifer's husband Joey

Angie's husband Danny Mac

Reason #3: Being called "grandma" (by the grandchildren) just melts my heart. Anyone else . . . don't go there.

Reason #4: I learn so much from both of our daughters. I admire how they do the things at their age that I did at my age and make it appear effortless and are able to accomplish so much more than I ever did. How did they get so darn good at everything?

Reason #5: Still being married to their father today and for me to have been able to legally adopt my 2 lovely daughters.

You see, over 25 years ago, and just a couple months after I met their father, I was very blessed to have these two precious girls look up at me with their sweet little faces and ask me if they could call me "mom." What a gift they gave me that day.

I love you two with all my heart.


Mickey Johnson said...

i am so in tears right now. how blessed you and your daughters are that god brought you all together. i do not have any grandchildren yet...if i did i think i would be less one child, but i do look forward to the day! you are such a sweet spirit and i love reading about you and seeing the wonderful pictures of your family. xo, mickey

Kehl said...

Oh, that was just lovely. You are truly blessed.


onedia said...

How lovely. Since my husband gained an instant family when we married, I know the joy of having a new parent loved and cherished. Your post is sweet (not in a sticky way) and charming. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I've tried leaving a comment since reading this yesterday but I get so emotional so I will simply say...I love you so much and we are so blessed you came into our lives and not only allowed us but became our Mom....