Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day...From a 3-yr old!

So, we had the best time at our Mother's Day Service at church this morning. I will post pictures of our Mother's Day Fashion Show tomorrow, but I just had to share my favorite part of today with you.

Our pastor's wife 'interviewed' some of the children before service this morning and asked them questions about their mom. Landon's answers were just the best ever! They went like this...

How much does your mom weigh? I don't know...she's just big...really big.
Can you put that in pounds, Landon? She weighs 3 pounds.
What color is your mom's hair? Black (For the record, it's brown)
What color is your mom's eyes? Blue (He got that one right!)
What does your mom like to eat? No food, just nasty. (If I don't like to eat food...HOW did I get really big???)
What is your mom's favorite thing to do? Get on the computer.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE THIS LITTLE BOY? He's just the best part of my life. I can remember when I would dread Mother's Day. The one thing I wanted was to be a mom, but after many years of trying and miscarriages, I had just resolved that my arms would be empty and I'd have to learn to deal with it.

I remember Mother's Day after my first miscarriage. I had decided to go to church that day and just get through it. It had been three months since I had lost the greatest gift I'd ever been given. The incredible sense of loss was so overwhelming to me that I left the service and went to my mom's house where I spent hours crying myself to sleep. My mother held me and rocked me till sleep came and gave me the escape I needed from the day. I will never forget that empty feeling.

As I look back over the 17 years that we waited and hoped and prayed for a child, I can remember the pain and loss that was there. I can remember the dread I had for Mother's Day. I can remember sitting in the church as they passed out roses and gifts to the mothers, and feeling that useless feeling because I was just 'Carol'...not a MOM.

Having said all that, I want to say how THANKFUL I am today that I have the priviledge of being Landon's MOMMY. It's a job that I don't take for granted. It's a job I love! A job I cherish! A job I never want to end! Since his birth, I have not one time put him to bed without pausing to tell God how thankful I am for having Landon in my life. If I could count all the ways that he's blessed this home with joy and laughter, this post would never end. He's the greatest part of My World.

Landon, mommy loves you with all her heart, and I am so proud to be your mommy! You are my life!


Mrs. J L said...

I completly understand how you use to feel. But I am SOOOO happy for you and your little boy! I wish you a VERY happy belated Mommy's day!!!

Parsley said...

God is so good. Children are certainly a blessing from Him.

Can you imagine how he feels about us, His children? What love.

Miller Racing Family said...

What a heartfelt post. Thank you for being so open. My cousin is going through the same thing right now, so thanks for sharing to give me a better insight.
I love all of Landon's comments, he is such a cute little guy. You are truly blessed.
Have a wonderful day and happy mother's day, you so deserve it!