Me and My Kids

I was thinking the other day that I have never missed a day without seeing my kids.  I felt overwhelmed with gratitude that I get to be a mom.  Some days its hard and long and my patience wears thin, but when I think about it, I just feel grateful.  I can’t believe that for some reason Heavenly Father thinks that I can do this…that I can teach them everything they need to know to face up to the yucky things this world has to offer and to embrace and love the good.   I don’t feel adequate at all.  And in reality, I would just assume keep them in my house forever so they’ll never have to see ugly things, hear bad words and be called mean names.  The thought makes me weep actually.  But because I know motherhood is a divine calling and that God qualifies who he calls (in everything), I have faith that I can do this and that everything will work out ok.  So for now I’m just gonna love them and teach them all that I know and hope they’ll be happy forever because of it!


Aren’t they so cute?   I think I’ll keep them.

8 Replies to “Me and My Kids”

  1. It’s true this world is so vicious and even the few minor things that have happened in Kindergarten have already broken our hearts like we’ve never felt before. Heavenly Father definitely made the right choice sending Jack and Sophie to you…look how happy they are. You can tell they are so loved! You guys are doing a great job. They are SUPER ADORABLE too!

  2. I can’t imagine anyone who makes a better mom than you, Ame! Jack and Buggy are lucky to have you and Dan for parents! And lucky to have me for an aunt 🙂

  3. That was so sweet, and every mother should hear this. You are a great mom and your kids are ridiculously cute!

  4. Oh, Ame, the little peacemaker! You are always so insightful. I love your comments. Kids don’t come with a handbook so we just try our best and with Heavenly Father’s help and lots of prayers it turns out pretty good. They say to teach them all you can before they are five. They absorb so much. I know you are grateful that you can stay home with your kids. That is truly a big blessing in today’s world. Give them a big hug for me. XOXO

  5. My niece and nephew are the cutest! You are the best mom, Ame….thanks for always giving me advice and for helping me figure out this whole “mother” thing! It really is the best thing in the world.

  6. I love your post… you are a fabulous mom! You and your kids are just beautiful 🙂 We are lucky to be home with our kids!

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