From Lelly - i think october is a great month to spend some time with yourself. i know many of us are already hyperventilating about the rush from All Hallow's Eve through New Year's Eve. this is the perfect opportunity to get yourself mentally, physically and spiritually prepared for the upcoming holiday *madness.*
this month, we will consult our 100 lists. it's quite simple, really. on the 7th of the month (TOMORROW) post an spt about item #7 on your list. on the 14th of the month, post an spt about item #14. and so on. and so on.
Number 14 on my list:
I love my kids so much that sometimes it actually hurts.
I never knew being a Mom would be like this. I knew it was going to be work, but I didn't expect the joy that comes for the laughter when they are playing. I didn't expect the pride when I see them at their best and at their not-so-best. I had no idea that I could actually feel someone's physical pain. I didn't know that when they are fighting that it would hurt my feelings so much. I never knew how much the smallest smile would warm my heart. I love rediscovering things through their eyes. I am glad that they want to play with me. I know I am not the best Mom. I am short-tempered at times. I yell way too much. But I can't imagine my life without these amazing little people. They are smart, imaginative, funny, compassionate, playful, creative, strong and I can go on and on. And they make me want to be better than I am.
Oh yeah and they are dang cute!
Mother's Day 2007