This Mother's Day was extra special as it was the first time I got to celebrate it as the mother of five! I never thought that was a possibility. Needless to say, I got very sentimental and looked back through all the photographs and picked out a few to share of me and all my babes. :)
Yesterday, the kiddos made me many cards and coupons and a special and fabulous lunch. Hubby cooked dinner and gave me a lovely new sun hat, roses, some mason jar salt and pepper shakers I've had my eye on and a new steam mop (I really wanted one). However, it wasn't all unicorns and fairy dust...it was still a normal day where the kids didn't quite clean the house as well or as fast as I do, they argued and complained and I got a little bugged about the disarray in our house. But even if life is not always perfection, I am very thankful to be a mother. My kids are crazy, disobedient at times, messy and they tend to complain and fight here and there...but I guess I do all those things too and I am grown! And they are also funny, creative, smart, thoughtful and helpful...and I do love them with all my heart and I am proud of the people they are becoming. Motherhood is definitely not for the faint of heart...it is a constant re-evaluation, organization, lots of change, and a bunch and bunch of work...but I wouldn't' have it any other way. For one thing, holidays would be very boring!