we planted on a sunny saturday (though, from seeds, which steve and i determined might mean we'll actually see the fruits of our "labor" in december. genius idea that was.). and then on mother's day i slept in till 9 am and was awakened with a delicious breakfast in bed, sweet kids and husband, and a kicking baby in the belly. unfortunately i had to work later that day but i came home to a totally painted nursery!!!! good work, husband, good work.
not that this is any big shocker, but being a mom is so hard. it's something i'm often not good at. i let my temper, my need to control and maintain, and my tendency to discipline get in the way of plain old love which would, so often, go above and beyond the yelling, controlling, or disciplining in getting my point across. i just want to say kudos to all the moms out there who, i'm quite sure, love their kids to pieces but who, like me, are not always the best at showing it. for me, i'm going to try to be sweeter in 2011, to love them better, preserve their tender innocence, and remember that they too are just trying to learn their way through this world... much like myself.
it's a daily battle.
and thank you to my own mother who loved and loves me and who is one of my best friends in the whole world. hats off to you and all of the mothers reading out there.
happy mother's day (a day late).