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.


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.