Friday, May 11, 2007

A Tribute To Mothers

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers who check this. This is obviously my first Mother's Day being a mom and it is very exciting to me. In this blog, today, I would like to do a tribute to all of my favorite mothers who check this. There is so much to say about all of you, but I will keep it short and sweet for sake of time and space. I would like to share one of my favorite things about each of you as a mother.

First off, to my sisters:
Kerrie-As I've watched you mother Allie, I've noticed what a kind and caring person you are. I've heard you say many times that you loved breastfeeding because it was such a bonding experience. That alone shows me how much you care for Allie. I've seen you cry when she is in pain and I can truly see the love that you have for her every time you look at her. I envy the kind of person you are because you have this overwhelming love for people, especially your daughter.

Hollie(who doesn't check this blog but I would like to tribute her as well)-You work so hard to take care of your four children. I know you are so busy but I can see that your children are what's most important. Whenever we come over to hang out with you at night, it's more important to you to say prayers and read scriptures with them before bed than to play games with us. You have family home evenings with them every week and are truly dedicated to them.

Jennifer- One thing I like about the way that you mother is that you are a mother to your children but you are also a friend to them. I've seen the way that you laugh with them and take them places and do fun activities with them. I really think that you would be a "cool" mother to have and you might not agree with this, but I also think you are so patient with your kids.

Jill(who only checks this once in awhile)-You have such good kids. I haven't gotten to see you much since you've had Sam and Dominic but what I do know is that you have great kids who respect you and David. You are stern with them, but also very loving and kind to them.

And now to my mothers:
Vickie- I haven't gotten to see you much with your own children but I do know that you have been a wonderful step-mother to me. You always put so much work and love into the meals you prepare for us and that to me is very important. They say the best thing you can do for your kids is to have dinner with them around the table. You are also very easy to talk to and seem very interested in what's going on in our lives, which lets me know that you care. I think that is a wonderful trait to have.

Julia(aka mom#2)- I don't know if I've ever known a person more giving than you are. You are constantly giving your time, energy, money, and much more to your children and grandchild. You always put your children first and I know that you love them and Hannah more than words can describe. I don't think I could have asked for a better mother-in-law.

To my own mother-I am so grateful to have you as a mother. You have always been my best friend, even if we don't talk as often as I would like. You've never been one to tell me what to do, but you show me by example. You have always taught me correct principles and you live by them. You always have a lending ear when I need someone to talk to and your kindness and generosity is beyond belief. You don't get jealous if we don't get to spend a lot of time with you and you are so laid back and willing to do whatever is necessary to make your kids happy.

And finally, to my daughter- I know you can't read but I feel I should write something to you because you are the reason I get to celebrate Mother's Day for me this year. You have brought so much joy into my life. I look at you now and think you are an angel. It makes me sad to see you growing up so fast. Someday you might go through phases where you don't want to hang out with me, as a lot of kids do, and it will break my little heart. However, I know that in the end, your family is what matters most, as mine is what matters most to me now. Then, you will have children of your own and hopefully become a wonderful mother. I love you more than I ever thought I could love someone(besides my husband).

To Teresa, Stacy, Jessica and any other mother that checks this, I haven't gotten the chance to really see your mothering skills but I can tell you are all great mothers by the way that you talk about your little ones. Happy Mother's Day to everyone! I love you all!


Kerrie said...

Thank you so much Maran! That was so sweet, my eyes started to water. And it's fun to see the qualities you admire in all the other mom's.

You too are an amazing mother! You are so loving and patient and eager to learn the "right way" (if there is such a thing) to raise Hannah. I miss living next to you especially now that we are both mama's. Happy 1st Mother's day to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maran,

Thank you and Happy 1st Mother's Day to you,too! I hope you had a great day!


Anonymous said...

OK, now my eyes are watering. What a beautiful blog to all the mothers you know. And now to let you know that my heart is full watching you experience the love you have being a mom. There is nothing else that compares to it. It goes on forever, not just when they are in your care. You are a wonderful mother to Hannah. There is no job more difficult or more rewarding than being a mom. I love you and thank you for your kind words. Mom

Jennifer said...

That was very sweet Maran! I agree with everything you said about everyone. It is fun to see all of my siblings as parents.
I also agree with Kerrie-- you are doing an awesome job with Hannah!
And, by the way, you look alot like mom-- that's a good thing. :)