Friday, May 9, 2008

Motherhood Moments

Mothers Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

I could never make this stuff up!

I've been sitting here contemplating this experience of motherhood. Wondering which moments are the most poignant, the most memorable, or even the most humorous to post as I anticipate Mother's Day.

Do I mention all-day sickness for 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, ultrasounds, amnios, marathon labors? Or hospital scares for meningitis, pneumonia, and newborn MRI's? No, too depressing.

What about the wonders of a sweet-smelling newborn, the gurgles and coos, first steps, the wonders of toddler discoveries, play dates. birthdays, starting school, or making new friends? Nah, they're special to me but everyone has their own equally precious version.

Or maybe the tender moments such as the way their faces lit up as they ran to meet me at the end of church nursery time, the bedtime talks, a hand in mine, a smile, a hug, or a snuggle in the night? Too cherished to describe.

Perhaps even the exasperation of toddler tantrums, timeouts and spankings, testing limits, teenage attitudes, rolling eyes, and sibling spats? Certainly not - let me forget those!

So here I sit, awash in memories, wondering what one moment stands out. Because the deadline is quickly approaching for the 5 Minutes for Mom Motherhood Moments Contest. And the prize is one of these cool USB Flash Drives:


And as I sit here, my girl, who has no idea what I am doing, walks up, holding something in her hand.

"Mom, you know that [really cheap freebie] flash drive you gave me to take to school for my projects? Well, this little connector broke and the flash drive came off this key ring and fell out of my binder somewhere and I need another one."

Sigh.

THAT is what being a mom is all about!

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5 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

Go figure! Hope you win! Looks like you need it!

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

I loved this and can so relate!!

I hope you win!!!

Love ya,
Chris

The Preacher's Wife said...

AS IF you could enter a contest and NOT win it. Go ahead and put K's name on the cute pink one! :)

Kelli said...

Great post and so true. Happy Mother's Day.

Kelli

Julie Stiles Mills said...

Yes. But a "home run" example of motherhood would have been if she said, "oh yeah. I need it tomorrow."