Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms


Ohio Buckeye said...

Happy Mothers' Day to the Gosselin 8 - we'd arrange for you to get a REAL mom if we could.... sigh...

Happy Mom's Day to everyone else here! Aren't we so lucky to have gotten to mother - hasn't it been a wonderful journey?

StoryLady said...

Being a mother has been the most humbling experience of my life. How did I get so lucky?
Thanks, Ohio Buckeye! Happy Mother's Day to you all!

Lucy said...

I can not think of a more rewarding life than to be a mother. My boys, now adult, were just such great kids and made me laugh, cry, worry, bake, clean (almost continuously it seemed), proud, joyful and tired from volunteering to lug hockey goalie equipment and soccer shoes each season. Would I ever change one moment? Even the emergency trips to the hospital from falling out of trees or some other silly thing I told them never to do?
Not on your life!
I only wish the Gosselin parents could feel what I felt all those years I parented my sons.

Lucy said...

P.S. Oh and Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful mothers here!

DeKonstruction Zlogger said...

Happy Mother's day bloggers at GWOP!

Aunt Chris said...

Happy Mothers Day to us all, but I have to tell you, I really don't like it. I don't feel comfortable being thanked for stuff I'm honored to be able to do. I want to thank my husband and my son Jeremy (age 22)and daughter Robin (age 18) for letting me do it.
Now, stop calling attention to me, please!!!!!

dustilies said...

Yes, Buckeye,

It really is a privilege to mother. My only regret is that I put it off so long! Now I want to be a grandma, but I'm already 49 and my oldest is only ten.

Gotta keep taking the vitamins and hitting the gym so I can live to help raise the next generation--bwa ha ha ha ha . . .

Seriously, happy mothers day to all the hardworking, wise, and really real moms here!

PA Midstate Mommy said...

Happy Mother's Day to all GWOPers! What a lovely day! Despite the cold temps here in PA, My husband, kids and I spent the day outside cleaning up the flower beds, digging in the dirt, and planting all the new flowers I got as a gift. Couldn't have asked for a nicer day! Oh no...I have dirt under my fingernails!!

JoyinVirginia said...

Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day. My DH and I spent the weekend chaperoning a band/ choir trip to Hershey PA for a Music in the Parks competition. We had fun but it got COLD!!! I was happy to spend Mother's Day doing something to support my kid.

grandee3 said...

Heppy Mothers Dsy to everyone!

Can't See Sheep said...

Happy Mother's Day All!

SoCalGal said...

It's a little late but Happy Mother's day to all of you GWOPPERS.
I had a great one.

Jane in CA said...

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of the moms and moms-in-heart here on this blog!

Lucy - you said it so well: "Would I ever change one moment? Even the emergency trips to the hospital from falling out of trees or some other silly thing I told them never to do?
Not on your life!"

Being a mother has made me a better person than I was pre-motherhood. With all the struggles, the daily demands, the ups and downs and rough patches, there is nothing better than being a mom and watching your children as they grow. Each stage has its precious moments.

I wish I could open up a bottle and relive the moments I've spent over the years with my son.

Like you, I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

I am far from a perfect mother, yet I do know that I love my son with all my heart and I have given him the best care and loving home that was within my heart to give. My son knows that home is a safe place, a place of comfort and support, and that I choose to be there with him, rather than jaunting all over the country to promote myself. Whenever he is sick, I am there with him. Whenever he is sad or down, I am there to listen and offer words of advice. I helped him learn how to ride a bike and tie his shoes. Together, we have figured out how to unclog a kitchen drain, change a toilet seat cover, change a headlight in my car.

My life is far from glamorous and I drive an older car, wear inexpensive clothes, paint my own raggedy nails, and dinner out is usually a visit to Fresh Choice instead of a fancy trendy restaurant -- but it's a good life because I get to share it with this wonderfully interesting and funny soul that is my son.

I think it's sad that Kate almost always looks like she'd rather be anywhere else than with her own children. For me, I am just trying to enjoy it while it lasts, before my son is grown and off on his own busy life.

Best wishes to all of the wonderful caring moms on this blog!

Jane in CA said...

It really is a privilege to mother. My only regret is that I put it off so long! Now I want to be a grandma, but I'm already 49 and my oldest is only ten.

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High five to another "older mom" like myself. Had mine when I was 35. Sometimes I wish I'd started earlier too, but better late than never :)

silimom said...

I have a number of what I call "mommy songs". This is one of my favorites. Happy Mother's Day! (A day late, I know but I was busy being pampered by my family! :-) )

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light and the
world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand
around my finger
It puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart
has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
Though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you see how happy
she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

Monster Mommy said...

To Jane in CA and Dustilies...

I don't have any kids yet, and you ladies just gave me hope. I'm 38... So maybe it's not too late!

I know it's a day late, but Happy Mother's Day! Women like all of you are a real encouragement.

silimom said...

I was 34 when I had my daughter and 36 when I had my youngest girl. My sister was 40 when she had her son. So yes, there is hope. And the wait is well worth it. :-)

Larabelle said...

I am not a mother but a daughter who grew up with a mom a lot like Kate. She was critical over everything, nothing could ever be fun or right unless it was done her way or she got something out of it.
That childhood affects me still today. I constantly feel that I don't do anything right or that nothing I do is good enough.

I'm 22 now, not a mom to humans but I own dogs that I treat better than my mother treated me or Kate treats her kids. When one of my dogs is sick they snuggle on a soft dog bed next to me and I pet them. If I have to leave them for even a day I feel guilty and miss them. Some can do some pretty amazing tricks yet we do them for fun not to make money on TV...they're my family not cash-cows. I can't fathom a mother treating her CHILD with less respect and love.

So to all you GOOD mothers out there. Happy Mother's Day. Thank you for loving and respecting your children. They may not thank you but know that what you do is important and appreciated.

Hippie Chick said...

So, I'm super late, but my Mother's Day was spent in the ER because my husband sliced his hand open doing some work on his truck. I took it in stride, and in patience and love. All I cared about was that he was OK. What do you all think Kate would have done had Jon ruined her day?
Man, I can see it now? "Take yourself to the ER you ass, I'm going to get my nails done!" LOL
BTW, my husband feels so bad about "ruining my day", (though I didn't really care) we're having a 're-run' this coming Sunday. He insists! What a sweetheart! No more gifts though! :)