Quote Of The Week ~ May 8, 2016

Today is Mother’s Day here in the US and while I was laying here in my bed debating whether to go back to sleep (my teenagers gift was to get up with the littles) or to stay in here and hide out a little while longer, I started to reflect on what Mother’s Day means to me.

Now of course there’s the side of me that wants to get in the car, drive to the city, go to the spa, eat sushi, get my kid infested Yukon detailed, maybe catch a movie, and then get home after the kids have already been put to bed.

For one my husband has to work today and I don’t expect my teenager to play parent all day.

But in reality I know that I have a 6 year old little boy out there that has been talking about his Mother’s Day gift he made for me for the last week and the excitement in his eyes when he talks about is just one of the biggest joys of motherhood.

On Thursday the preschool my girls attend, had a Mother’s Day celebration and when I opened the gift that my 4 year old made (a mold of clay shaped as her hand) I began to cry because as a mom I know her hand will not always be that small.

My 5 year old planted Baby’s Breath in a little pot she painted and decorated and we have been watering and taking care of it everyday.  She’s been waiting patiently to plant it into a bigger pot.  I will of course treasure the tiny decorated pot forever.

Mother’s Day is not just about a day, it’s about being a mother all the time.  Being a mother whose loved and adored by her children.  It’s about making sacrifices to ensure their happiness.  Being there when the world or life fails them sometimes. Putting your own thoughts and frustrations aside  even when they become adults.

To always be the mother they can turn to.

It’s about being the best mom you can be and being rewarded with their love and admiration.  It’s precious…never take it for granted.

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From one mother to another, hug your kids, kiss your kids, and always love your kids and show that love because they grow so fast and I for one never want to look back on my motherhood and have too many regrets.

Happy Mother’s Day,

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I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

24 thoughts on “Quote Of The Week ~ May 8, 2016”

  1. This is beautiful, I always think of Mother’s Day as a day to appreciate your mother, I love how you show the side of it where you also appreciate being a mother. #candidcuddles

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  2. I loved this. It’s all so very true. I still have my kids Mother’s Day gifts from kindergarten and elementary school. I think my Mum still has the pencil holder I made for her back in grade school, gilded macaroni and all.

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  3. Reading this gave me a lump in my throat – I’ve become so much more sentimental since becoming a mum, but it’s something I’m happy about! I love that I notice and care so much more about all the little things, and those fleeting moments that I know I’ll remember forever. x #candidcuddles

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    1. I was actually surprised when I didn’t see other mothers crying when they unwrapped the gifts of the little hands. Maybe I missed them or they snuck away like I did. But I literally hugged the teacher and was crying. I felt so weak but at the same time…it’s just who I am. I am tough but when it comes to my kids and sentiments …I am a sob. And it’s ok.


  4. What a great post! It rang very true for me. I’m about to share this in my FB page as it’s so relevant for me right now. And those handmade little kids gifts are something to treasure forever. Especially the tiny handprints – I totally get tearing up over them! Kids grow up so fast…

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    1. Yes they do. Parts of me can’t wait until they are more independent and not so reliant on me but then I don’t want them to grow up and not need me at all. It’s a catch 22 this thing called motherhood.


  5. This is so awesome Trista! I can totally relate to it. This whole past year I have realized how fast my boys are growing up so I spent most of my time hugging them and talking to them about anything and everything. Adam is finishing up middle school and it has really made me reminisce about his baby days and watching him become the person he is today! #candidcuddles

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    1. You looked so happy in your video with the gifts they had gotten you. I sometimes wish that my mom and I had a relationship that I cherished like that but I have come to realize at 43 that it’s never going to happen and that all I can do is try to have that kind of relationship with my kids. Thanks for popping over and commenting.

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      1. I hear ya on the relationship with the mother. I’m close with my mom now but not that close and my aunt who raised me I have nothing to do with. Too much bad blood there but I think that we can both have that amazing and beautiful relationship with our own kids and that will make up for not having the best relationship with our own mothers. The gifts were an amazing gift from m my boys and definitely eased any doubts I have about being a good mom:)

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  6. Aw, your statement about your daughter’s mould of her hand really resonated with me. My Munchkins are now at the age where they keep measuring themselves against me because they are catching up so quickly. My son put his hand up against mine the other day for comparison and I was so taken aback to see that his fingers are at least a centimetre longer than mine…it doesn’t seem that long ago that his little hand was wrapped in mine to cross the road😢 Treasure every moment! x #candidcuddles

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    1. I seriously want to have it dipped in bronze so I can hold it forever. I just can’t believe that time goes by so fast. It’s a catch 22 really because there is a part of me that wants them to hurry up and be more independent but the other part that doesn’t want to be standing in my kitchen one day as an empty nester wondering where the time went.


  7. I couldn’t agree more – the years FLY by! All of a sudden there are no babies in the house. I hope you had a great mother’s day Trista! Thanks so much for joining me for #candidcuddles 50!! x

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  8. Wonderful post, so lovely to read! And those handmade gifts really are the best aren’t they? My son made me a heart at school out of clay, with ribbon attached so I can hang it up, and I absolutely love it! x #CandidCuddles

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