May 11, 2012
my mom with my daughter

I'll be the billionth one to say it...

Being a mom is hard.

The hardest thing I have ever done. Last year, I would have read that and thought, "Sure, I know being a mom is 'hard' and moms definitely deserve to be thanked." But did I really know anything? No. Not a clue. I had to become a mom myself to get it. Without a doubt, I knew I was in for a life change and a ton of hard work when I wrote this post, but I had no idea. NO IDEA. You can't know until you're in it. Well this year I'm in it, and on Mother's Day I can wholeheartedly say:

THANK YOU, MOMS! you are amazing! Each and every one of you! Way to go on another year of sweet and selfless hard work. You are esteemed and adored by me.  

Especially you, Mom. My incredible mom, who needs a colossal thank you from me. Mom, I get it now! I know the work you put in and what kinds of sacrifices you made. Thank you, for making my needs your top priority. Thanks you for nursing twins!! (How did you do this?! You are Wonder Woman!) Thanks for every moment you gave to me that you could've spent on yourself. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you!! Happy Mother's Day! (and Happy Birthday, too!)


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a mom of nursing twins, thank you for thanking your mom for this! It's not double the work, it's more like three times the work! I kid you not! Have a fabulous mothers day. Also, beautiful picture!

--Dee

noregretsliving said...

I used to want twins too, until I just had one...I don't think I'm capable of it! Now I know if it happened, God would enable me to manage it, but I no longer pray for twins! Major kudos to Renee!

Jayme

Laura said...

Your bit about not giving into self-pity when it is hard (on the post you linked to) was so needed for me today. Thanks for the reminder that it is a hard job, but it is such an enormous blessing.

marta said...

happy first mother's day, summer. i loved the honesty of this post and that incredible photo!! look at the pops of hot pink, their similar sun-shiney gaze upwards and their giant smiles. what a keeper. happy mother's day weekend. put your feet up. xo.

Jessica said...

Oh it is hard. I understand now. My sweet boy is 3 weeks old tomorrow. How do single moms do it? Especially with two!
I thought for sure your absence was due to expecting your second!

kristin said...

i've always wondered how my MIL nursed my hubs and his twin (she told me, but it's still an amazing feat in my mind!)...

your sweet H has the same nose shape as your mom! how cool is that? i've got four boys, and i can see snippets of my pops, but nothing of my mom (maybe i'm too close to see? i dunno)

happy mother's day to you as well! cheers

A Wife and her Carpenter said...

Summer, your mother is stunning and you two look SO much alike! What a beautiful post.

Anneliese said...

Their eyes are the same shape?! Beautiful, that's for sure.

Nessa Bixler said...

Oh my, how much they look alike! I love this. So beautiful and so true.

Chiara said...

Happy Mother's Day, Summer! Hadley is so lucky to have a fun a sweet mom like you!

Krista said...

Well put Summer. You have a great way with words. Hadley is a lucky girl to have you as her mom!

Renee said...

what a sweet post summer....you are welcome, you are welcome! It's amazing what strength and grace God gives...and just at the right time..not a month before, or a week, but just when it's needed! I am most proud and thankful of what a godly wife and mother YOU have become! To God be the glory! Love you forever!
ps. sorry I am just reading this today!

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Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

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