Thursday, May 7, 2009

It's Mother's Week, Part Two

Honoring Moms...
Girlfriends and Moms

We've had a baby boom around here these past few years. In 2008 I had sixteen friends who were pregnant. Two of them were due on the same day and gave birth on the exact same day. I was constantly going to baby showers and every time I did I was grateful that another baby would be born into a wonderful family with loving parents.

I love my girlfriends.

I love the fact that we share stories of hiding in the closet to talk with our friends (hum-mm Katie!)
I love that talking about poop and potty training and lack of sleep and working boobs are a common place topic, even at the dinner table.

I appreciate that I have girlfriends whose kids are older than mine and they guide and lead my little guys. (High-five Bubba!!)
I am grateful for the sound minds and biblically based encouragement I get from my way educated "tenured" mom friends. (Thanks Cathy.)
I love that I have working friends who value their kids so much so that they schedule times just to be with them and play with them and us. (Salinas Family -whoo-hoo.)
I enjoy my stay at home friends who get together for coffee in sweats and let the kids run a muck.

I am so grateful that I am surrounded by mamas who are strong nurturers, lovers, teachers, financial wizzes, savvy money savers, (and some shopaholics), who value their role as Mom, Mommy, Mama.
Its hard work, this Mom thing, and doing it alone is craziness. Even collaboration amongst moms is wacky, but it makes it a whole lot more fun. I am so happy that all of my friends who want to be mom's are having their wishes come true. (Ali!! and Adrienne- with million dollar babies) This is a trip of a lifetime and I'm glad we're all on it together.


jen@odbt said...

I love my girlfriends too - they're a necessity to get thru the daily trials of motherhood. How awesome for you to have such great friends. Love the working boobs true.

The Salinas Family said...

I (we) love to spend time with you too! I think it is so fun and important to spend time with other families that model what we work and strive for so hard each day. I love that you put God, marriage, and children first. XO

Cathy said...

I was just thanking the good Lord for my girlfriends yesterday! One of my favorite quotes:

"Isn't it amazing that the God who gave us a need for people always gives us the people we need?"

I'm glad he gave me you!

Ali said...

I love you!!! Being a mommy is AMAZING and I'm enjoying every second... I'm so glad that I have such great role models and that Kayden will have such amazing boys to look up to. You're such an incredible mom.

Anonymous said...

I love my girlfriends too & I am blessed to have you as one of mine! You are a wonderful Momma & I just love your kiddos :)

Mrs. C... said...

There is really nothing to comment on here. Except for the fact that your boys are fun, you are doing an amazing job, and you are right, I just might kill one of mine, or me if not the friends to share it all with. Like kid made butter and poop on walls. Glad you are along on my journey as well.