I am so grateful to be a mother. I love my little girls: so much. But motherhood is not defined by the physical process of giving birth alone. I am so grateful for all the women in my life who are such wonderful examples of motherhood to me and my children. I had the opportunity to give a talk in sacrament meeting on Mother’s Day. What a wonderful experience it was throughout the proceeding week to study and pray and research what it REALLY means to be a mother. All women are mothers by divine design. I am so grateful for the knowledge of my role as a daughter of God, and I love that I have two little girls that I can raise up to also be mothers; no matter what their future maternity or marriage status may be.
For Mother’s Day, Adam and the girls beautified our front porch for me. So we had a shoe bench that we got from our sister-in-law Mary but hadn’t been using for shoes. Adam turned the bench into a planter. He also put some flowers into a pot and into Megan’s old rain-boots. Add a hanging plant and the porch was complete. I love walking out on the porch and feeling the thought and love that went into my gift. I’m a lucky gal to have such thoughtful kiddos and husband.
Megan, who does NOT enjoy getting her picture taken: at ALL, wanted me to take this one of her with the planter. She is such a sweetheart.
I hope that my own mother and my mother-in-law also had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year. No amount of words or gifts could ever do my love and appreciation for them justice. Happy Mother’s Day CJ and JJ! I love you!