Sunday, November 7, 2010

You Being a Mom.

I always knew that I wanted to be a mom. That I wanted a fairly large family. Six kids to be exact. We settled for three. What I didn't know was how badly I wanted to share motherhood with my sister. How much I wanted cousins for my children that were not only relatives but friends as well. People that they would connect with through out life no matter where it takes them. I wanted her to share what I was going through. The love, the laughter, the tears, the joy. Everything. Eight years and three kids later she finally joined me on my journey. I remember that feeling, becoming an Aunt. How they melted my heart, how proud I was/am. I know that she knows she's a good mom and that she knows I know she is, but sometimes I know it's important to tell those you love what you feel. Yesterday I had a party for Q and I invited my nephew M to come. He was so well behaved, much more well behaved than the TEN excited, hyper, yelling, five year olds I had the pleasure of having in my home for three hours. He was happy, polite, and friendly. He said, "Bye, Thanks for coming!" to all of our guests when they left. He was just so cute. A reflection of great parenting. I am by no means saying that the other children are not parented well because I know they are, but let's just say that Q's teacher's are getting really nice Christmas gifts this year. lol. I just wanted you to know that I think you are an amazing mom, even on the hard days, and you have two wonderful little boys who mean more to me than I will ever be able to tell. xo



Jen said...

Thank you. You made me cry. I had really good examples of good Mom's that help me prepare for my journey. :) :) :)
And I'm not sure if you noticed, but my shirt matches the flower on the wall. ;)

Samantha said...

You're welcome. xo
Of course I noticed that! lol. as well as the paaaaaaper.