Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own; to teach the hard lessons; to do the right thing, even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself over and over again for doing everything wrong ~Donna Bell
I took a break from blogging, but now I’m back. I hope you didn’t miss me too much. 😉
We all measure our successes differently. Being a mom is my greatest accomplishment. I always knew I wanted to be a mom. In fact, my greatest fear behind snakes (I’m TERRIFIED just thinking about snakes) is fear that I wouldn’t be able to bear children. I know it’s a weird thing to spend one’s teenage years worrying about, but this thought consumed me at times. Perhaps, why the Lord blessed me with twins. ☺
MOM…this one little word changes EVERYTHING.
I remember being so unsure of myself the weeks leading up to delivery and the weeks after…but I SURVIVED! I cried when my mom left, but the mommy instincts kicked in. When we got pregnant the second time, I felt assured because I had done it before, only to realize we were having TWINS. Raising three kids so close in age is an enormous feat, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Watching them makes my heart happy. Being a mommy is more than I ever imagined. My kids have multiplied my strength, my courage, my perseverance. These three little people have taught me so much. They give me joy and hope and laughter, their hugs, their kisses…when they say “LOVE YOU” 😍😍
I hope all of you lovely ladies had a wonderful day. I most certainly did. I slept in, got up took a shower, put on makeup, combed my hair, painted my nails…spent much of the morning ALONE. That in and of itself is a treat, right? Once I came downstairs, I was treated to brunch by the hubby. He had a nice spread consisting of eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, avocado, fresh strawberries and cantaloupe. It was lovely. To top it off, we had mimosas ☺
Brunch was delicious. Not having to clean the kitchen was nice BUT the best part was not changing a single diaper. Yes you read that right. I DID NOT CHANGE A SINGLE DIAPER. IT WAS HEAVEN😊 I think the last time that happened was probably during my hospital stay when I delivered our first child. I made sure hubby had all the practice reps with supervision around ☺ (He had never changed a diaper).
Anyway, I had big plans for a day in the city to check out a few museums or a ride on the Capital Wheel followed by family movie night at the National Harbor The weather had other ideas. It was cool, windy and wet. Later, the sun came out…the next best thing is an impromptu photo-shoot, right? I had to enjoy the little sunshine because I didn’t know when’s the next time I would see sunshine. (Its been raining for WEEKS, but that’s for another post.)
I grew impatient waiting for my MIL to share our pics so a second photo-shoot ensued 🙊🙈 I know, I’m horrible. I’ve become my MIL. I remember when she would have the cameras in our faces at 2 a.m! Look at these pictures though. They are just the cutest.
I told you they were adorable.
Thanks for reading…Have a great day 😚