Sunday, May 10, 2009

From Mommy to Mom

Every Mothers Day I think about how I used to be "Mommy" and how I miss being called so. These days I'm just "Mom" and some days it breaks my heart. I miss hearing the pitter patter of quick little feet running up and down the hall, and the sweet giggles of my little girls as Daddy chased them. I miss the hours of reading books in bed with my girls because they each needed "one more" before they could fall asleep. ("Pleeeaasssseeeee Mommy") I miss pic-nic days at the park, blowing bubbles, teaching about the flowers, the trees and the cow that says "Moo." I miss my little girls, but oohhhhh how I love to see the people they are becoming!

Last night the girls and I spent the evening with some very special little girls. (Those precious little Candy Hearts) The Rose family! AKA Addy, Kaelyn and Maya. Wendy FINALLY took me up on the offer to watch her girls for the night so she could have a much needed, long overdue :) night out with the hubby. Hannah loves, loves little kids, especially the Rose girls! Maddison is always dying to be the big sister for a change, and she still tries to convince me that she needs a baby sister or brother. YIKES!(Maddison is also sure that "Addy looks up to me because I have Diabetes too" So, the girls and I were excited all week for our babysitting night to come. I enjoyed every minute of those super cuddly girls in their pajamas! Thank YOU Wendy!I felt like a "Mommy again!!"
The best thing about being the care takers for a night (besides the fact that Wendy and her love got a date night!) was seeing Hannah take charge as the mommy figure. She swooped up each little one when they "needed" her and tried to meet each little ones desire for play and attention. Seeing Hannah grow up into such a caring and understanding young lady makes my heart
H A P P Y!!!!! From "Mommy" to "Mom" never felt so good! Maddison had a great time laughing at how funny little ones are. She laughed at the way the girls talked to each other. She laughed for the way they got crazier and more energetic as they zoomed around the house. And do you know what Maddison said to me? She told me the sound of baby feet running on the wooden floors was cute!! Ahhhh from "Mommy" to "Mom" never felt so good! I miss my little ones, but oooohhhhh how I love the little ladies my girls have become!

Today for Mothers Day I was given BEAUTIFUL new portraits of my girls! Grandma snuck the girls off to the mall on early release last week for Josh while he worked. The gift plan of portraits for Mom on Mother Day......they know me so well!!!! A portrait reminder of how blessed I am for having 2 special girls.....

Of course Maddison also had a special Mothers gift made in class, those are always a tear jerker! We spent this Mothers Day with my Mom and Dad. My Dad is in awesome spirits by the way! I don't know what Neuropathy medication they have him on, but WOW, he must be feeling good! He's hobbling around well on his "walking cast" and is eager to have it changed again this week. Anyway, my sisters also joined us for dinner at Moms. This Mothers Day was very peaceful and relaxing, surrounded by family. I hope all Moms out there had a relaxing day!!


Wendy said...

I'm glad you had a nice day with family :)

I just can't say enough about how much fun the girls had -- and how much we appreciated the date!!!!!!


Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Scott K. Johnson said...

I think it was really great of you to get over and spring Wendy & her hubby for an evening. Very cool.

Loved seeing the pictures of you all together!

I've said it before, but you mom's caring for little ones with diabetes are amazing - and that's on top of all the other stuff you already do to be amazing moms!

Jill said...

Awwwww I sooooo wish I lived closer to you and Wendy!!! Glad you all had a great time and you had a nice Mother's Day :D (((HUGS)))