Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Ross snapped these one morning while we slept. Mila had crawled in our bed at who-knows-what hour and spooned me for the rest of the night. My neck was stiff but my heart was full. :)
Between my own mother, Ross's mother, and my life as a mother... there's just too much to be grateful for today... and not enough time. But I couldn't let the day pass by.

It was special. I feel like it was the first year where my girls really got into it. They each had gifts from school they'd made for me and beamed with pride when I opened them. They brought me breakfast in bed with Ross and were sweet to me all day.

I'm so grateful that I'm a mother. It is by far my favorite thing about myself. I believe it is a sacred calling and no doubt the most important thing I will ever do.

I'm so grateful for a mother who set a remarkable example of what a mother should be. She will forever be the standard by which I measure myself.

I'm so grateful for a mother-in-law who raised a man like Ross. I wouldn't be able to love motherhood nearly as much if I didn't have a husband who did more than his share--- always with a smile.

Happy Mother's Day mommies.

8 comments:

Happy said...

Oh my goodness, those pictures of you and Mila cuddling!! Took my breath away! What priceless pictures! The rest of the pictures are gorgeous as well- what a beautiful family!

TnD said...

Happy Mother's Day Lillie. The joy you find in mothering always reminds me to love it just a little more too.

Kym said...

I think that bottom one of you & Sophia is the most beautiful picture I've ever seen of you. Happy Mother's Day!

Rebecca Smylie said...

I love your sum of mothering lines. That it's your favrotie thing about yourself--what a fantastic thought. I too kick myself for not trying to be your barnacle at BYU.

Brandon or Michelle said...

Beautiful post. Beautiful words. Love it!

*ehu. said...

Your post made me think of a line from a hymn:
"The errand of angels is given to women". How true that is! :)

Sounds like you had a truly wonderful day! Hope you're having a spectacular birthday today! Happy happy birthday!

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Issa said...

Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I could stare at these all day. I LOVE how your pictures have life. I can't explain it but every time I see a picture of yours I walk away feeling something. You have such a beautiful family.