Sunday, May 9, 2010

Being a Mom

I came across this poem and thought I'd post it... =)

I Want To Be Locked Up
(Thoughts from a harried mom, who is beginning to think some time in a minimum-security, white collar crime prison is looking pretty good.)

I want to be locked up
Away from everything,
Free from all the craziness
A mother's day can bring.
No planning, shopping, cooking
Three healthy meals a day,
Served up with love to finicky kids
Who throw most of it away.
No constant interruptions,
Dirty laundry on the floor,
Driving everyone every place,
Sibling rivalry (It’s war!)
No one asking me to do things,
Getting mad if I forget,
Me giving up my very self—
I’m the family marionette.
Prison sometimes looks appealing
(Or maybe the looney bin),
I get free time and three square meals;
With nothing to do, I win!
I want to be locked up
For freedom, time and such,
There’s just one obstacle for me:
I love my kids too much!
By Joanna Fuchs

... and that's the truth. It's Hard being a mom sometimes, but so worth it! Here are a few of my favorite pictures of me being a mom. Looking over them reminds me why this is what I've wanted to do my whole life... =)

Thank you Lord for the opportunity to be Keenan and Moriah's mom!

Philip and I also want to wish Our moms a very Happy Mother's Day - we love you!


Mom E said...

Awww, thank you, Joia and Philip. Happy Mother's Day to you too. I LOVED the pic of you and Moriah looking at each other and her tongue was sticking out. All of them are good, of course, but that one tickled me. Great photos! Love, Mom

Mom W. said...

Thank you Joia and Philip... our internet has been down all day so this is catch up time and it looks like I have lots to catch up on.

Happy Mother's Day to you too!! You are a gret Mom!!