Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What I've Learned Since Becoming a Mom



What I've learned...

Children of any age are a precious gift. Cherish every moment. They really do grow up so fast.

Don't strive for perfection. Life goes by too fast, and your family will still love you even if you don't have a perfect house or the perfect meal on the table.

Girls are so precious when they are small, with all of the pink, purple, bows, dress-up and girly things.

Girls who are shopping, dressing, having hair appointments, and taking photos for Prom or their wedding are absolutely just as precious.

Boys will be attracted to mud and water when they are small, but they do clean up beautifully.

Boys who are 14 will be attracted to firecrackers and anything that burns or blows up. -- Give them LOTS of supervision.

Adopting a child opens up a completely new pocket of love in your heart that you never knew existed. Yes, absolutely you will love this child as much as the ones you gave birth to.

Children do spread their wings and fly some day. Learn to love all of these stages and embrace the new chapters in their lives and your own.

7 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

As hard as it is at times this is so, so true and we would not want it any other way.

Lea

Mel said...

Thanks for inspriring me on my motherhood journey!! I'm glad you visited my party and have fun partying with more people!

SheMom said...

I love your thoughts on Motherhood. Thank you! It is often hard to remember how quickly time goes by on the hard days!

Have a happy blog party - and feel free to come and visit!

PS - We spent three years in Texas going to school and miss it. I love the stickers that say "Was not born in Texas but got here as quick as I could". We definitely miss Texas :)

Willa said...

things we learned and things that we keep learning each day as a mother is absolutely true.have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Laura,
You are a superb mom. You have a wonderful way of seeing the big picture. Thank you for all these 'truths' of parenting. :-)

Alan said...

Excellent post. I really enjoyed reading your comments. I love you!

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Hi Laura!

Great to connect with you via the Pay It Forward game! Your girls are beautiful! Please email me at freestylemama dot creations at gmail dot com so we can talk about Pay it Forward!

Diana