Saturday, May 11, 2013

I know it's mother's day... but...

I love Mother's Day.  I really love it.  My husband goes all out.  He bought me flowers a few days ago, presented a spread with crackers and a variety of expensive cheeses, he shaved his van dyke beard because he knows I don't like it, (even though two people recently told him he looks like Johnny Depp...), he took me to the temple, he brought me absolutely-to-die-for dark chocolate bars from Trader Joe's, and the list goes on and on. 

I have to admit that the day also makes me a little crazy though, largely because of all the trouble everyone goes to in order to give me gifts, (take me to the store, where is my money?, I need more money, when can Dad take me to the store?, don't look in my room, etc.), make me breakfast, make me lunch, make me dinner (I admit this is probably because I have to choose what they will make and I also have to do the shopping for the meals...). 

Each Mother's Day it is the same.  More than any other gift in the world, I just want my kids to get along for the day. 

I asked my husband if that sounded more difficult than preparing me breakfast.  He said it would be impossible.

While thinking about how I can possibly avoid feeling the huge amount of stress caused by the special day, I found this video.  I was reminded that I would not be a mother without my wonderful husband.  He works so hard for our family.  There is a Mormon Message about mothers also, but this video just touched me so deeply that I wanted to share it.

My life would be so different without a husband that dedicates his whole self to being a wonderful husband and father.  I know residency takes him away - a lot - but like the father mentions in the video, he is far from his family but he is always close by, always thinking of them.  I know this is how it is with my husband.

And I love, beyond words, how he makes it possible for me to be home with our children, to be there when they are exploring and testing the world, laughing, crying, sleeping, eating, and learning.  I love being their mom, and I love that my husband is their dad.

Okay, and beyond all of that, I totally want that little house in the video... and their fields of wheat, their endless acres of beautiful farmland, their trampoline, their stairway banister to slide down, their relaxed, rural way of life.  Oh my goodness, it looks soooo incredible!

1 comment:

From A Doctors Wife said...

Happy Mothers' Day! That video was beautiful.... I want a place like that too:-)