5.11.2008

Mothers Day

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family! The past few months I have struggled to find a balance in motherhood. Trying to check everything off that long list that belongs to a mother all while staying sane. I especially have felt frustrated, maybe guilty for not adding to GDP or our own bank account. But after thinking, praying, talking it out with my mom and friends, and a little Dr Laura, I know this is what I am supposed to be doing. I love being the one who gets up with the kids in the morning and puts them down at night. I love that I am the one who makes their meals (minus the cafe rio, mc d & wendy's) I am so happy that I am the one who gets to help Ashtyn work through all the social drama of a 2nd grader. I love that I get to help Alayna use her words, and learn not to talk (or act) like a Tarradactyl. My faith grows when I am worried about Jacob and don't know why he has been coughing for 2 months, until my friend goes to a training class and because she is in tune, and answers my prayers with a A.R. diagnosis. I love my husband who even though I called him a ball and chain, still runs with me and genuinely loves me and wants to see me reach the goals I have set for myself. I am so grateful for a mother who is teaching me (and my family) so much. And although I don't have the degree I want. I don't have a career. I don't have a salary. Today (Thanks to Ashtyn, Alayna, Jacob, Jay & Mom) I feel smart, productive and rich.

12 comments:

Heather Bergsjo said...

Happy Mothers Day!

Emily K said...

That was beautiful!

snakeriverwalton said...

I think you're awsome, and those degrees are really just hoops to jump through for someone else. I'll be blogging soon about a comment Jared made that proves your children could care less what you do outside of the home. Stay tuned. (and thanks for the kudos- I need them as much as you do!)

Emily Oman said...

Hey, you are the best mom! I hope you had a great day! You are always such a good example to me. Especially how you are always trying to make things better no matter what it is. Love ya tons!!

snakeriverwalton said...

duh- Jared said the funny thing at YOUR house! You already heard it. But I put it on my sidebar anyway. But truthfully, you may be the only one who reads it.

Tara said...

You are such an amazing mom, I envy your energy and creativity! Love the soup can, let's ee if Nan comes up with something pro-BYU on her blog:) Oops, I mentioned the team down south, don't turn me in I've already been busted by blogger!

da linfords said...

I love reading your blog. Have I already said that before?... well I do. This post was so honest and sincere and I think mothers everywhere can relate to the feelings you expressed. Thanks for sharing.

I have a love/hate relationship with the soup can addition. Love the humor, hate the humor. :)

Kyla said...

^^ Same here with bree, So about this soup can... next time BYU beats Utah (which will be soon) I will personally come down and decorate your house in blue and white! WAHAHAHA!
-Kyla

The Brockbanks said...

Well said! I loved that post. Such words of wisdom. It was so much fun to see you. Your kids are darling. We will have to do it again soon.

I wanted to leave a comment that I officially have "no comment" about the can.

libbie said...

Good post SKH! Just what I needed to hear.

libbie said...

or should I say "read." just what I needed to "read!"

Ashley said...

Hey Sara, I havent ben on for a while. I saw your dad last night at my moms, he was staying over for a conference or something. That was nice to chat for a few minutes. It was great catching up on your blog and everything going on.
What is A.R. is it serious?
I am going to run the top of Utah half marathon in Logan at the end of August, so we will have to get together sometime that weekend or, come and run it with me!