Thursday, May 5

mother's day

tonight, as i sit here click clicking on the keys and eating bite after bite of too-ripe pineapple, i'm thinking about motherhood. about my role as a mother, about my mom, about all the moms i love, and my heart is full.

i have been blessed with the world's best mother. i know you think you have the best one, but, i assure you that you have been mistaken. (is that little rude of me?)

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i praise the Lord for my mom who has shown me, since i was a little girl, just what a Godly wife and mother looked like. who showed me what it meant to sacrifice for your children, what it meant to show grace, and what it meant to love with no boundaries.

as a mother now i am nodding my head that she was, indeed, right when she said, just wait until you have children of your own. and, now, for all the times i want to run away screaming or i am counting down til bedtime as i slowly start ripping my hair out, one by one... i still wouldn't trade this for the world. i wouldn't take back one minute. today i am praising the Lord for the two sweetest boys that make me a mother. the two sweetest boys that are gifts from my Savior. they are His but He has trusted us to keep them. i can't worship Him enough for that.

for those of you who's hearts ache on mother's day, i pray you feel His comfort ever strong. that the voids that need to be filled are filled with love, strength and peace from our always worthy King. you are loved, you are precious, and you are enough.
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to all you mothers that i hold dear, that i love so. the mothers that inspire me, encourage me, laugh with me, cry with me, who've been there before, who offer me their best advice, who pray for me, who pray for my children, who love me…mothering mistakes and all.

thank you.

here's to you…happy mother's day!

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(i stole all of these pictures. love you guys.)

21 comments:

  1. really lovely, and that is so wonderful that you had such a mom. i can't imagine what it would be like to hear my daughter say those kinds of words about me someday. i kind of can't imagine it is even possible, but i know with God all things are possible :) you are a great mommy, and i hope someday when your boys are men, they will write sonnets to express their gratitude for their awesome mom!

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  2. oh friend, what would i do without you?
    you.inspire.me! xoxo

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  3. What a beautiful post!! Happy Mother's Day. xoxo

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  4. this is so sweet danielle!
    your mom must be so blessed to have raised such a daughter.
    good job telling her, you will be glad you did.

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  5. What a lovely tribute to your Mom! My mom is pretty spectacular, too. What a blessing!!

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  6. such a beautiful post! you have such a way with words :) happy mother's day to you!

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  7. Aw, Happy Mothers Day Danielle. Your mom is beautiful and sounds like a wonderful lady.
    P.S. I hope you get a shower today(wink wink)
    xo,
    Sarah

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  8. This is a beautiful post, friend! Happy mother's day :)

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  9. seriously? this is the sweetest thing ever. one day your boys will be saying the same thing about you. xo

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  10. What a beautiful post to honor moms everywhere and especially to love on your momma!! Very sweet!

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  11. Thank you for this beautiful post!

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  12. Ahhh... love that verse. Beautiful sentiments on this lovely Thursday morning. :)

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  13. I can't imagine a life without Danielle.
    I'm honored to know you.

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  14. lovely, delightful post. motherhood is indeed such a gift, keep enjoying it! xoxo

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  15. you really do have the best mom in the world :) i won't argue with you on that one :)

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  16. so sweet. glad you honored your mama like this. ya'll look alike, btdubs. i know, crazy how that happens.

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  17. Beautiful! Happy Momma's Day ;)

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  18. Oh, my. I'm in love with your blog. It's a mix of everything I like: family love, pretty eye candy, DIY tutorials & some scripture mixed in. Very excited to read more!!!
    Have a happy Mother's Day! You deserve it!!
    I'm following, come say hi @ ModernMomRedefined.blogspot.com

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