Friday, May 8, 2009

Being a Mom


I had no idea what being a mom would be like, though I'd spent most of my life preparing.  I remember the day I brought Lucy home; Julius left for work and I was alone with this little person.  I was tired, sore, freaked out and still had laundry to do.  I had made goals my entire life:  Get good grades, graduate from high school, seminary, college, travel, mission, marry, and the last but not least have kids.  Well, I did all of that, what they heck do I do NOW?  I have no more goals. They didn't talk about this part in young women's.

I remember calling my mom and asking her that very question, "what do I do now?".   I now am raising 2 beautiful girls who make my life so happy, sad, crazy, fun, etc.  I have had the mommy bear come out to a few people (let's hope they never show up at my church and see me), I have felt helpless when they are sick, I have felt like I was going to go crazy when they don' listen, I have lost it a few times when they cry, and on and on.  I tried to start a garden and was really disappointed when I couldn't get anything to grow.  I called my mom and asked her what I should do.  She told me to focus on growing my children and worry about the garden later.

I am growing my children and loving it (most days).

Happy Mother's Day! 
Stay sane and do something for yourself!  

7 comments:

Sheena said...

Amen sistah! Funny enough: I've been trying to do a garden too but found that I don't have a green thumb at all. i like your mom's adivce.

Thomas said...

Seriously? You live in Hawaii and you couldn't get anything to grow?

The Jonas Family said...

SO TRUE!! It is good to hear that others are on the same page as you to relate. Life just keeps going and you have to deal with the daily challenges you face with a family, and moms are suppose to hold it all together like glue!

Jamie said...

I know, I live in Hawaii and I can get it to grow.....I just can' get it to continue to grow. You're rude, I should delete your comment since you blocked your profile....you scared of me "Thomas"? I like a little bantering here and there, so I wont delete you.

Jenn said...

Jamie I love how honest you are. That is so the truth. Everyday is full of challenges, good moments, bad times. I miss living close to you! It would be fun to get together again sometime :)

The Laing Gang said...

Jamie, your awesome and you always make me smile!

Thekla said...

I feel the exact same way about my daughter...but I am still waiting for my husband to get a career and make some money...being a mom rocks!