Sunday, April 20, 2008

A great life...

This has been a particularly hard week for me as a mother. I have had some "issues" with Drew that have had me questioning if I was fit for this job. The good news, is that I have concluded that I am. I don't believe that I am perfect, but that I have the desire (thank goodness, right?) to want to do better and to try harder. My Heavenly Father has blessed me with an extremely bright little boy whom I love so much. He has also given me, with Drew and Cameron in my life, MANY opportunities for patience. This is a virtue that I do not possess when it comes to children. I know that I have each day to do better and to work harder at being a better mom. For this, I am so very thankful. I need to spend more time on my knees asking my Heavenly Father for help and guidance as a mom. Especially after hearing Elder Ballard speak at the last General Conference. I take my responsibility as a mom very seriously and realize the huge trust that my Heavenly Father has in me to send me his special little boys. I love my life right now and wouldn't change it for the world! I have THE most amazing husband who is turning out to be such an incredible dad. I love that about him right now! There is a lot to love, but lately it's like he has gone the extra mile for our kids and I love him so much for it. This morning, TJ asked Drew what he wanted to be when he grow up...a Doctor, a Fireman, a Policeman...etc. and Drew said, "I just want to be like you Daddy." TJ and I were both speechless! What a sweet thing to say! Even more, was where it came from. It came from such an innocent, naive, sweet, honest place. He is my amazing little boy. I love him so much!
I love my little Cameron too, even though he doesn't seem to understand (or doesn't want to understand) NO. He is so sweet and is cuddling more and more and is trying to talk. AHHH! I just love it! I'm going to end with a layout I just made with a picture of TJ and cameron. It is sooo sweet. I love it! Enjoy.

credits: Weeds and Wildflowers designs: Gina Marie Huff's Soft and Shabby Elegance paper pack, Playing with Wire Frames (W&W collaboration), Believing in you, Grandmas Pressed Flowers (W&W collaboration), and Cherish Every Moment; Heidi Williams' Vintage Comfort.

6 comments:

Mandy said...

Wow look at you guys! The last I saw you was when Drew was first born. What a beautiful family you have. I found your blog via Jannell, she just happened on ours. Glad to see things are going so well. Keep in touch

Jennifer said...

Aw, that is sweet... and very true. Being a mom is the best, and when kids genuinely love you from the bottom of their sweet, little hearts, there's nothing better in the world. You are a great mom with great little boys.

Becki said...

What a cute post! I love how innocent and sincere little kids are. That is the sweetest thing I have heard! No wonder you and TJ were speechless. What a cute kid! I love that layout too! Do you do lessons?? Seriously...you are SO good!

Sara said...

I have also been thinking about Elder Ballard's talk in conference. It was such a good one. It sounds to me that you are a terrific mom Linds and you have sweet little boys. Keep up the good work!

The Skinners said...

I know all moms have days where we wonder if we are doing a good enough job... I know I do! But also those little things make it all worth it... what a cute thing for him to say and TJ sounds like the best dad.

Kirk and Janelle Tingey said...

Okay, so I may have gotten a little teary eyed reading this post, and then seeing the beautiful picture of Teej and Cam. You are a wonderful mother - I'm always amazed by you and how wonderful you are with your kids. We sure do love you Linds.