Sunday, May 12, 2013

mother's day

this mother's day is a special one for me because it is my first mother's day as a mom. 
becoming a mom has been the greatest blessing i could ever possible receive! 
i have never felt so fulfilled and so happy. 
i am so blessed to be my sweet boys mom. 
i now have a greater and deeper appreciation for my own mom and for my mother in law. 
i have no idea what i would do without either of them. 
my own mom taught me how to be patient and selfless and i am so grateful for my mother in law for raising such a wonderful son. 
 last year for mothers day i spoke in my ward about the importance of mothers and referenced this quote that has now become a favorite of mine:

"Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother's image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child's mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world."
-david o. mckay

i watched this video last night and lost it. 

this poem has also become a favorite of mine. 

I am your parent you are my child
I am your quiet place, you are my wild
I am your calm face, you are my giggle
I am your wait, you are my wiggle
I am your audience, you are my clown
I am your London Bridge, you are my falling down
I am your Carrot Sticks, you are my licorice
I am your dandelion, you are my first wish
I am your water wings, you are my deep
I am your open arms, you are my running leap
I am your way home, you are my new path
I am your dry towel, you are my wet bath
I am your dinner you are my chocolate cake
I am your bedtime, you are my wide awake
I am your finish line, you are my race
I am your praying hands, you are my saving grace
I am your favourite book, you are my new lines
I am your nightlight, you are my sunshine
I am your lullaby, you are my peek-a-boo
I am your kiss goodnight, you are my I love you

happy mothers day to all the moms out there!


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