I can honestly say that I am doing exactly what I wanted to do my whole life. When I was younger, I couldn't wait to be a mom. When I was graduating high school, I was asked "Now what are you going to do?" I always replied "Get married and have kids". I'm so happy that I've been able to do that.
I've been a mom now for 10 years. I have five beautiful children (who look just like their dad). It's the most rewarding job, the hardest job, the most stressful job, the most satisfying job, the most never-ending job, and the most touching job that I've ever had.
I struggle with making sure I spend enough time with my kids. I want them to feel that they can come to me for anything. I never want them to feel that I don't love them. I want to raise them to be respectful, grateful, and secure. I want to teach Kamy how to sew. I want to teach Keaton how to cook over a campfire. I want to teach Kolby how to ride a horse. I want to teach Georgie how to braid hair. I want to teach Kimble how to swim. I want to teach my kids to love life; to be happy; to be honest; and to seek out knowledge.
I am a mom who does laundry everyday. I wipe off noses and brush teeth and comb hair and wash hands. I cook dinner; make lunches; limit sugary drinks; bake bread. I fold clothes; flush toilets; wash hair. I take pictures; document our life; pay bills; make doctor's appointments. I wipe away tears; tickle bellies; stroke faces; give hugs and kisses. I snuggle. I giggle.
I am so blessed to be a mom. For all of you mom's out there, I want to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day. Keep up the good work. We have been trusted to raise the next generation. What a great blessing for us. I hope, on this day, you feel love and appreciation for all you do.