May 8, 2014

It Was Mom …

sliver

Of all the things I get to do, being a mom is the most difficult and most rewarding. The waking in the middle of the night to a scared child or the mopping up vomit at 4:00 in the morning are reminders that it is my twenty-four hour a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year chosen profession.

There are times it makes my want to pull my hair out. There are times when I laugh so hard that I pee my pants. There are times I lose my patience and my temper and scream. There are times when I want to shout on the roof tops for joy. And there are times when I sink to my knees in despair and beg God to help me do it right because I am just not fit to be a mom and I don’t want to mess these kids up forever.

Through it all I know and have always known since the minute that first baby left my body and was placed in my arms, that this is what I was meant to do. My life’s work is to raise four amazing children in this crazy and somewhat troubling world. My job is MOM.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I hope you’ll enjoy this video that was produced by my two brothers’ company for Mother’s Day. And then go give your mom a heartfelt thank you for doing the hardest job on the planet.

I love you, Mom!

{picture of me and Owlie after I’d removed a sliver from his finger}

7 comments:

Amy said...

My heart is bursting with joy after watching this video. Oh how I love being a mother. I'm thankful to God for giving me the opportunity. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Tracie Carter said...

These videos are so great! Hardest best job in the world! So where are your brothers working?! Awesome work!

TracyS. said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Mother's day to you- you do an awesome job!

Sue said...

Oh, I love, love, love that picture! It sums up motherhood so well.

Janie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Samantha! I'm sure your Mom's heart is bursting with pride and the same love that you have for your children. What a remarkable family you've had the privilege of being born into and look how you're carrying on that same tradition. Congrats on a job being well done!

Apis Melliflora said...

Mothers are the movers & shakers of making tomorrow. I love my three mothers. I love that I've got the privilege of having three.

The Queen Vee said...

You're a better mom and I.