Sunday, May 11, 2014

My Favorite Things - Happy Mother's Day

It's four year old smiles and seven year old laughter,
Ten year old hugs and the 13 year old helper,
Fifteen on stage and senior late night talks.
These are a few of my favorite things.

Missionary emails full of joy and thanksgiving,
Twenty and 21 learning the blessing of service,
Twenty-two year old sweet friend who jumps in to help,
These are a few of my favorite things.

It's goals scored and goals saved, and driving hours logged.
It's dancing and singing and instruments playing.
Cooking and helping and learning to love,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the doors slam,
When the words fly,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

My heart is full today.  I am so blessed to have the children that I have and the mother that taught me.  I learned so much from her.  She taught me to work hard and find joy in that service.  She taught me that even when life isn't all sunshine and roses, it's always better if you smile.  I love you Mama.  Happy Mother's Day.

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault

1 comment:

  1. I love this! Those kids of yours are adorable! I am glad I get to be their Aunt. Thanks for sharing!