Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day

I love Mother's Day and the chance to reflect on the miracle of the plan of Salvation, and the small part that I play here on earth as a Mother to my children, and the gratitude that I have for the eternal role I can play along side my maker. I love being a mom, and I love my boys, they can light up the day, and put a smile on my face.Ethan wants so badly to be like Skyler that he follows him around and copies what he is doing, and when Skyler chooses not to pay attention to Ethan, Ethan tackles him!Last Sunday my Father in Law brought out an automatic Nerf gun and the kids were the targets. Skyler was funny and kind of moved away from the dartsWe have spent lots of time outside taking advantage of the nice weather before it gets too hot, and I get too fat, and Ethan especially is loving it!I also want to give a shout out to my momShe is a pretty amazing woman, and there are many things that she has taught me. Now that I am a mother myself I more fully understand the sacrifices that she has made for us, and continues to make for her children. She is probably the most selfless person I have known in this earth life. I am grateful for her example of service and charity. All my life I have been told that I look just like her, and all my life I have grumbled, but when someone tells me that they can tell I am Kathy's daughter by the acts that I am able to do, I am soo proud. I love you Mom!

My Mother in Law is also a pretty amazing woman. She has not worked outside the home sinc having her first child when she and my father in law were poor students. Those first couple of years she took on various jobs that allowed her to still be a mother to her children,a nd in years since Rick graduated from school she has kept herself busy by fully engrossing herself in her children, their lives, her church callings, and doing those things that she knows will help her eternally. She is a great example of faith, and I am so grateful for her influence in my life, and the lives of my children.

3 comments:

Ashley Dawn said...

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I saw you today and wanted to say hi - but you know how it is with 4 kids at Stake Conference. What fun little boys you have and what great 'mothers' you have in your life.

Marie said...

I was just saying yesterday that Mother's Day is really not a day to celebrate your mom, but a day for moms to realize how much they have been blessed. I cannot believe the ways I've been blessed as a mother.

Carla said...

Melanie...
hope you had a great Mother's Day!!