Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mother...

What do you say about a Mother...the most sacred role on this earth? I hope I never forget the feeling in that moment (in the photo above) a spiritual experience that compares to no other. I knew this person in my arms...remembered him. What a gift and a blessing to be a woman and a Mother.
My Mother gave me a beautiful life. I always knew that I was loved and safe, what more could a child ask for? I hope to be 1/2 the Mother she is. I pray to be as selfless and willing to sacrifice as her. She gave me such a lovely example to follow.


One of my favorite quotes on Motherhood:
Author Anna Quindlen reminds us not to rush past the fleeting moments. She said: “The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. … I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” (Loud and Clear [2004], 10–11

8 comments:

Erica said...

if i could fit that entire quote in my facebook status i totally would. i took my kids to Disney awhile back and lost my camera on day 2. i was so upset -- horrible mood (i know, so unfair and selfish - but how would my kids be able to look back at these memories???). instead of taking pictures of the moments that day, i allowed myself to be PART of them instead. those are my memories of the trip -- before i lost that camera, i honestly can't remember what we did. but let me refer back to an album and i can totally tell you. :)

Happy Mother's Day, Ann!

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sarah marie. said...

i LOVE that quote! i might steal it ok?

Rita said...

Amen to all of that...isn't motherhood incredible. And thanks for sharing that amazing quote...I posted it on my blog.

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day! Love ya...

Amber P said...

Happy Mother's day to you! You are already an amazing mommy and Jude is very lucky!

Jewels said...

You are my Rock of Love. We do need to get together soon! You are a marvelous Mother - it's an experience that is second to none. Love you, Happy Mother's Day!

AnnieC said...

Ann:

Thank you sooo much for your post! I really needed the inspiration and reminders because I am an overwhelmed Mommie of an almost 8 week old. I am not enjoying my moments with my "Little Him" because I am worried about not making everything perfect for everyone else; and, for letting my fears of what I am not doing right overcome the moments that are so precious and so fleeting.

Blessings, Love, and Light to you and Yours...

Mary said...

you are the greatest♥