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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Real Moms Are...

I was tagged by a friend of mine, "rural fun" to write about what a "real" mom is. It's taken me a few days (okay, a week) to give it some thought. Hey, I've been a little busy "BEING" a real mom, so cut me some slack. Here Goes: (Kind of lengthy, hope you have a few minutes) As a mom, I will teach the value of God, Family, Friendships and Money. As a mom, I will read scriptures every morning and pray with my children (even if it means I don't have time to put my make-up on) that they will leave the house knowing that they are loved not just by me and their dad, but by their Father in Heaven too. As a mom, I will always listen, even when I feel the need to go hide in the bathroom for a quiet break. (and I have) I will laugh with them often, even at their silly jokes. As my children's mother, I will teach them to value their country, hard work and education. I will teach my children how to clean a bathroom, do laundry and cook -their spouses will thank me someday :) I will build my children's self-esteem and then double the effort when they are teenagers. As my children's mother I will teach by example, the importance of service, compassion and empathy, and what it means to be a Christian. I will teach my children to always listen to their inner voice. (it's usually right) As my children's mother, I (and their dad) will be an example of what it means to have a healthy, loving, marraital relationship. Upon noticing bees everywhere, a barefoot mother will pick up her barefoot toddler in the middle of a clover field at the park, only to get stung muliple times herself, grateful the whole time that her child was not the one suffering, and I would have done it again if I had to. I will love my children and pray for them, even when they make bad choices, and seem unlovable, I will love and pray for them even more. A mother will clean and sanitize a bathroom covered in throw-up at 11pm, 1:30am, play "toothfairy" at 4am (when I remembered) all in the same night. In the morning, that same mother will have patience, loving and be empathetic to the sick child. A mother will teach her children that every choice comes with a consequence, that to follow-through might be harder on her but she knows she must, or society might impend harsher consequences as the child becomes an adult. As a mom, I will read to my children every night, no matter how old they are, I enjoy this time so much and it brings us together at the end of the day. As for my examples: I am greatful to my mom, for the example she sets for me. I'm greatful for her prayers, her love, her listening to my "BLAGH-BLAGH-BLAGH", and being my biggest fan. The things I learned as a small child helped me get through some pretty rough times I had as a teen. No matter what, I always knew that I was a Child of God and that He loved and still does love me. "Thanks Mom, for just being you, I love you." For Scott's mom, Marie, I have let you know this before. I am greatful you raised such a son. He has been taught to be the spiritual leader of our home. He loves the Lord and looks to Him for guidance and strength. He loves and respects me and values our marraige. He is caring, supportive, can communicate, and is the "Rock" in our family. I love you for raising Scott into the husband that he is. About this TAG, I don't have anyone to TAG, so I guess this is the end of the line. I'm hoping that a few of mine or Scott's family will start a BLOG soon. (hint, hint)

6 comments:

sparky said...

i'm sorry you are moving again. i don't know you but i enjoy your blog and your comments. loved what you had to say on onehotpotato's blog the other day about mottos. great. new ones for me to add to my list. thankyou and god bless.

sparky said...

oh yeah...just in case you are in need, my husband and i are both experienced Realtors. if you are listing your home and do not have anyone yet to represent you, i know we would do a great job. you can ask amanda for a referral if need be. stop by my blog and let me know
take care if i don't hear from ya :o)

bloomswheresplanted said...

Hey sparky,
as soon as HR let's scott know the relo details, i'll get back to ya. we have a few other Realtors in mind as well and we are not sure if Kroger has a list of Realtors we may need to go through

CandyandLadybugs said...

Looks like you had fun at the Penitentary sp? You'll have to do all of that fun tourist stuff before you leave. Love the mom post. I'll have to post mine after my mom and sister leave. :)

bejel said...

Nice write up on what a real mom is. I love being a mom so much I feel blessed to be the mother of five. Your blog is always informative, interresting and amusing. I hope you don't grow your state collection too much bigger...You need a 'globe' music box to hold all of your memories!! Love ya Ang.

Alaskagirl said...

Ok, crying...that is beautiful. You are a great mom. Even in the short time I've known you, I see your love for your children in the way you interact with them as well as talk about them. They are so blessed to have you!!