Monday, May 12, 2014

Sweet, sweet girls

Happy Mother's Day!

I love this picture of me and my four daughters. They bring me so much happiness and joy and I'm trying my best to be a good mother to them. I'll admit, I have to constantly remind myself to take a deep breath, forget the mess, and enjoy them. I find myself nagging them so much about cleaning up, not making a mess, putting things away before leaving the room, etc and I don't want them to look back on their childhood and think I was more concerned about our house being clean than us having a happy home. It's hard, but I'm working on it!
I've also now been a mom long enough that I have some real regrets about motherhood: mostly having to do with Tempe and Helena's babyhoods. I was so excited for the next milestone, the next new thing, even the next baby, that I really didn't enjoy what was going on at the moment. I've done much, much better enjoying Juno and Pearl as babies, but I sure wish I had lived in the moment more with my first two kiddos. 

I got to go to Tempe's classroom on Friday morning for "Moms and Muffins". It was so fun to spend some time with her and her classmates! 

1 comment:

RATCH said...

Such a beautiful picture! You are an amazing mom an such a wonderful example to me... And to your beautiful girls.