Sunday, May 12, 2013

WIWS....Happy Mother's Day from a Real Mom to Real Moms

Happy Mother's Day!!  Today, Ben sent me a card that reads.
Happy Mother's Day to the best mom on the planet!  (plus some other mushy stuff I'm not posting).
Clearly, I'm not the best mom on the planet.  I yell, despite my best intentions to give up yelling for Lent, I still yell.   I've taken my baby to the ER, because I was walking too fast with her in the sling and  tripped and fell (she was fine).   And, then there was the time, I accidentally bought processed/convenience frozen chicken (I was in a rush, and thought I had grabbed just plain, chicken breasts) and served it to everyone on a night I was going out for Mom's Night Out (and not eating dinner with them), they were all wow, this is the best chicken I ever had.    Oh, and we can't forget about the time, I lost John at the zoo, because I was walking too fast. (don't worry, the lost was found).   And my house is a mess, all.the.time.  I get frustrated, I make empty threats, and I don't make them eat enough vegetables.

I could go on and on, but as you can clearly see, I'm not the best mom on the planet.   And, that's okay....because this best mom/dad/secretary/teacher/husband/wife/son/daughter is just Hallmark sentiment...which is fine and nice and all.   But, I think when people say that they have the best mom/dad/husband/wife/teacher/boss what they really mean is best for me.   As in, the person God gave me for a mom/dad/son/daughter/wife/husband/teacher/boss/what-have-you.   Because, everyone is imperfect and everyone fails at times.

So, Happy Mother's Day to all moms, who may not be the absolute best, but are the best for the people God gave them. 

And, here's my annual Mother's Day picture with the kids that make me a mom, and while I'm not the best mom in the word, God decided to give them to me, so I must be the best mom for them. 

Everyone was simply thrilled about posing for pictures again today.  Don't they look thrilled?  They were thrilled.  

And, because this is a WIWS is my WIWS.

Shirt:  thrifted
Tank top: Wal-Mart
Skirt:  Given to me
Shoes: Given to me, same ones I worse last Sunday (I think).
Glasses: Same ones as always, from Zenni

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  1. I love love LOVE their expressions in that family picture. SO much. I think they're going to treasure that picture for years to come - it's always the awkward ones that make us laugh the hardest all these years later :)

  2. Don't sell yourself short. :)

  3. What Rosie said: I LOVE that picture! I didn't get a chance to comment on your earlier posts, but congrats to your husband (and to you!!!) on his graduation! And my prayers are with you as you face lots of challenges and transitions in the months ahead.

  4. This outfit is totally up my alley. And I just love that skirt.

  5. Great jean skirt! And I love the group shot, too. :)


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