Sunday, May 10, 2009

Reflections....

Today was Mother's Day. But in reality, everyday is mother's day. I am a mother 24/7 and I am thankful to my Heavenly Father for giving me the opportunity to be a mother.
Almost 19 years ago I was given my first shot at being a mom when I married Kent. Wow, 22 years old, a new husband and two children with one "I do." I can look back now and laugh, shed tears and be thankful for the lessons I learned and the chance I was given to be a part of their lives-it was like a trial run. I only wish I would have been given the mother's manual ahead of time so I could have studied more. I would like to thank both of those girls for allowing me to be apart of their lives then and now, and for including me when they celebrate Mother's Day.
I am also thankful for the three beautiful children Heavenly Father blessed me with and the opportunity I have been given to raise them. I love being a mother and I am rewarded every day as I watch them grow and change right before my eyes. Today in church the talk focused on mothers who know. I hope I am a mother who knows and I hope I am passing on to all five of my children, the values of life, family and the gospel. I know how quickly we can become involved in life and the things happening around us but as I look back and look to the future I hope I am creating memories and values that my children will carry with them.
Thanks for picking me to be your mom! I love everything about all of you! I am proud of my family and I hope each of my children know that you are everything to me.
I learned from my mother who knew and my awesome grandmother who knew. Each taught me the value of family! I pray that I can continue to pass what I know on to you and that our family will be one who knows!

3 comments:

Ben and Robbie and family said...

Kim- It's crazy to think how young you were starting out with an instant family! It wouldn't be an easy job to combine two sets of kids. It's easy to see that you love them all. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on motherhood.

Robbie
P.S. Thanks, also, for taking the time to visit last week. We loved chatting with you guys and really appreciated the cupcakes and card for Trey. Thank you.

Wright Family said...

Well the appreciation goes both ways. I know I am thankful that you came into my/our lives. I look up to you so much and hope that one day when I have kids of my own I can raise them and teach them the same values of life and family that you have taught the five of us. Happy Mother's Day. Love you!

Kim & family said...

Thanks Charlie! Love you too!