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What started out as a site to update on our daughter's cancer has thankfully grown into a site to update on our beautiful family of four. Enjoy our journey...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

being a mom....

Being a mom means realizing everything you do will impact the sixteen-year-old your child will become.

We had a great Saturday today. The four of us were together from start to finish...which doesn't happen often! The kids slept late today, and Chad was home from work early. Because of this we spent the entire Saturday together. I can't remember when that happened last. We started with a trip to Wal-Mart after breakfast to buy the kids a picnic table, some car shopping, lunch, naps, walks outside, and reorganizing the house!! We got a lot done today and that probably explains why I was ready for bedtime to come tonight!

he was moving this box with the picnic table still inside of it! When he was on the other side and it started to tip, he used his head to balance and push it back up!!

we found this spider-monkey in the box..what a surprise that was!

and it wouldn't be a typical moment without monkey-do tyring it as well!!

great helpers...pretty sure Chad would still be working on it if it wasn't for their help!!

I am not sure this is the way the table is intended to be used??!

very excited to eat lunch here today!! Notice the dinosaur grilled cheese?! something about shaped food just makes it so much better! Perhaps I will start cutting my salads into flowers to see if that helps?!!
When Charli was in treatment I used to say "as long as we have more good days than bad we can call this a success". But that is true for all of us. Life is a marathon, not a race...we all know that. I am all too guilty of making too big of an issue of the "bad" days but not equally celebrating the good days. The truth of the matter is that the good days way out number the bad in our house...we have been blessed. Sometimes these kids make bad days better...and to be honest sometimes they make bad days worse! :-) But they DO make our life what it is!
Being a mom means recognizing that when your child misbehaves, it is because they desire something from you.


Jen said...

so true!

Kim said...

i so agree!!!