May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I often wonder if I'll ever be that wise, calm, mom who knows all of the answers and has the most well-behaved children. Maybe I'll settle for being the crazy mom with five beautiful, albeit obnoxious, children.

I feel like a dud quite a few times throughout the day. Sometimes I would just love, and I truly mean L-O-V-E, a minute alone. I lose my temper and get frustrated. I don't know what I'm doing with these five little people! I wish that God would give me a teeny, tiny glimpse at His plans for them so I could better equip them for their futures. I really thought that after five kids I would know how to handle all the situations that they could throw at me. They are so ornery creative they keep me on my toes.

My ruminations on Mother's Day fall short of what I'm feeling. They also fall short of the wonderful things you've heard (or said) today. So I won't try to be eloquent, from our wild family to yours--we hope you have a relaxing, wonderful Mother's Day!


Kari said...

Apryl, happy mom's day. I loved your post real & honest. Its the BEST & toughest job in the world!!
Have a super day:) Your family photo is beautiful!

the Steiger's said...

Happy mother's day!!!
love, Lenka

jill coen said...

I love the family picture! Ya'll are one of our favorite families fo sho. I'll be calling this week for a chit chat.

small world said...

I can soooo relate to wanting that one minute alone. Sometimes I think I will go crazy! I have even resorted to hiding in my closet. Do you think me insane? Don't it's so quiet when I'm shut in there. But then again I think about what my life would be without my nine blessings and I realize that I would be so vacant without them.
Love, Theresa