A celebration of Mom’s

A celebration of Mom’s

I shared this last year, but figured I would bring it out again as I have a lot of new readers. I updated some pictures, but that it about it. I thought the words still ring true and people can enjoy them. Also, we need to celebrate all of the Mom’s in the world. Another post floating around giving props to us is never a bad thing. 

Sunday is Mothers day. As my kids are getting older (6,4, &3)  the day is becoming special for a different reason then before. I get to see what their little minds come up with to help celebrate this day. While my husband Dale was trying to get them to plan an outing for Mothers day they came up with some great ideas. The zoo, a bounce house, an indoor playground, an outdoor playground, swimming. You know real Mommy stuff here folks. And once Dale explained it needed to be something I would like to do, he said they paused for a second. Then Caleb, my middle child screamed out “Shopping!” Am I that transparent? Yes, yes I am. I love shopping.

                                 Footprint poem for mom, great for Mother's Day

Being a mom is the most amazing thing I have ever done. There will never be anything that I will cherish as much or be as proud of as my children and the moments I have had with them. They are truly my everything, my joy, my love, my life. I am the woman I am because of them and I am who I have always been meant to be. All that I did led me to this life I have with these three little people looking to me for everything. It was all practice and biding my time until I was called Mommy. Then it all made sense.

The three little reasons why I get to celebrate being a Mommy

 I feel like mothers day is a special day. Not just for me personally. I am not that self centered. But for every Mom, or a woman raising children. Since becoming a mom and seeing truly what it takes to get a child to adulthood. A fully functional, giving something to the greater good of man kind, paying bills, loving someone, being kind, adult. Someone had to teach that person. Of course this rings true for Fathers day as well, but hey it is about the Moms today.

 My Love’s

My kids have had to be taught to not eat their boogers, how to pee and poop on the potty (yay for every adult who does not poop their pants, that is a milestone my friends), to listen to directions, use eating utensils, blow their nose in a Kleenex, that flies will not hurt you, clouds are not made of marshmallows,  how to put socks and shoes on, that underwear twisted around you is not ok, and crayons are not for eating. To name a few. Most adults roaming this earth have learned those things. Among many others. But truly break down all that it takes to raise a child. It is astronomical. Also there is that whole, creating a human being in your body thing! That is amazing!

holding on to Mom, who will make the waves not so scary

reaching out for Mommy’s love and comfort

Mommy’s make it all better

On this day I am able to see where my children have been since I became a Mom to where they are now. I have some very sweet, kind, funny, creative, loving, adorable, weird, quirky, silly, and wonderful kids on my hands. I am constantly amazed to see the person that is emerging from them.

I know that I am always trying to do my best for them. And to say that I would do anything for them is a very large understatement. With no hesitation I am here to protect them, raise them, and keep them healthy regardless of anything else. It is daunting to think that deeply but very, very true. There are those moments of pure perfection with my kids. The hugs, kisses, “I love you” “you are the bestest Mommy ever”, the pure joy of laughing with your child, cuddles, seeing them be kind to others, seeing them conquer a fear, coming to you with worry, dancing in the living room, love. Pure perfection. And the not so perfect times….. I don’t need to get into those, they are tough, seemingly impossible, and never ending moments. But even through those moments of tantrum throwing, mess making moments they are my three favorite people and I am so lucky to be their Mom. It is a good thing I love them so much because sometimes that like thing is a struggle. I mean, why must they stop in the doorway while your hands are loaded with groceries? My achy muscles are crying out.

Love at first sight
Gavin and I getting to know each other

The moment I fell for my little man Caleb
this girl Nora and I are truly in love

Since becoming a Mom I now know that Mom’s are phenomenal and strong women. I was raised by my Mom, my Grandma, with a good dose of a few Aunts thrown in too, with my stepmom emerging as a friend once she came along. They are the strongest, most loving, giving, intelligent women I know. There were times growing up I KNEW they had it wrong. I was right, they were ruining my life. Now I KNOW that is not the case in the least. Kids are a tough thing to raise and even if it is never said it is all about instinct, and trial and error. But all try their hardest out of pure love and devotion for that child. All with the hopes of letting them be better, have more, be happy, become fulfilled in life.

Two of the many women who have a had a hand in making me the woman I am today
Me, My Grandma and my Mom. Three Generations of awesome… just sayin

It can be daunting to raise kids, the schedule, time, effort, responsibility, money. But I have learned that to be a good Mom love is what is needed most. All of the rest will fall into place from the love you have for them. You are unstoppable with love for you little’s, and not so little’s. This mothers day take the time to revel in your greatness, in the accomplishments that is your children. Take time to thank the women in your life whether it be a Mom, Grandma, Aunt, mother in law or stepmom. They all are special. And also look around and realize for every random adult you pass there is a woman who created, grew, loved, raised and taught that child into that adult you see cutting you off and flipping you off on the road…. Well sometimes it is hard to teach the taking turns thing. Happy Mothers Day!

Shout out to my husband Dale who is going through this whole parenting thing with me

Share some moments as a Mom or with your Mom, how Mothers day is special to you…..



  1. You have such a beautiful family. I love the picture of you and your children's feet walking in the sand!

  2. Beautiful! I love that you acknowledge that parenting is trial and error. I couldn't see it then but now I definitely appreciate what my mom went through with me. Motherhood does not come with a manual, only the instructions in our hearts.

  3. AW I love this!!!! Happy Mother's Day to you Emily!!!! And all the mommas in your life!

  4. What a lovely post, and your photos have captured some beautiful family moments! Absolutely precious <3 🙂

  5. Lovely thoughts for Mother's Day. 🙂 I feel the same way on my kids' birthdays. Not just a day for cake, but a day to think about the child I created and how far he or she has come. Happy Mother's Day!

    • That is true, their birthdays were kind of a big deal to us too! 🙂 I love to look at any milestone like that and reflect on things, it helps you see everything much clearer.

  6. What a wonderful post! And I absolutely love the pictures. Your kids are beautiful

  7. Aw what an absolutely beautiful post and your kids are so precious!

  8. Aww! So sweet. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  9. Adorable kids you have there. I remember when my son came out and I remember how lovely and warm he felt when they let me hold him. Have a great mother's day!

  10. Happy Mother's Day weekend! Sweet post and lovely photos of you and the family!

  11. This is so heartwarming! I love this! I love being a mom! It's the hardest job I'll ever had, but so very much worth it. Happy Mother's Day!

  12. I love it! I love being a mom! Hardest job I'll ever have, but so very much worth it! Happy Mother's Day!

  13. Such sweet photos. It makes me happy to read how much you are enjoying being a mom. Your husband and children are truly as fortunate as you!

    • Wow, thank you so much for your sweet words. I feel like the fortunate one to have them. I really enjoy being a Mom. I try to remember that in the hard times too 🙂

  14. Emily I can tell by the way you write about your family that you are a terrific mom. Happy Mother's Day!

    • Thank you so much for saying that! I hope I am a terrific Mom, if I do one thing good for the rest of my life i hope that is it. Have a wonderful mothers day as well!

  15. Such a sweet post. I love being a mom!

  16. Beautiful post! And so true, once you break down just how many things kids have to learn to be functioning adults it's pretty overwhelming. One day at a time 😉

    • It is so overwhelming, I am happy I did not break it all down before I had kids. i am not sure I would have thought I was up for the job. Once they are here you will do anything for them. Including teaching them to not eat their boogers 🙂

  17. This is a beautiful reminder of what it's all about- the miracles that are the little people we invest our lives in. Gorgeous pictures, too!

  18. Love all the pictures, Emily! You have the happiest looking family. Truly, a beautiful post. I wish you a very Happy Mother's Day!

    • Thank you Kim! I hope you have a great mothers day as well. I fully admit that my kids do not smile and look like this all the time. But I am pretty sure you all know that, this is the sweet pictures to match the sweet words. 🙂

  19. Such a beautiful family! Have a blessed mother's day.

  20. Happy Mother's Day Emily! I love this post and your pictures are pretty. Cute kiddos.

  21. Mother's Day is such a great time to reflect on how fortunate we are to have these sweet babies. Your kids are adorable, and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

  22. I love it! Beautiful family, beautiful post…and seriously, what is it about kids coming to a full stop in the doorway ahead of a person loaded down with bags of groceries?! 🙂 It might literally be the only time my kids stop moving, aside from when they're asleep!

    • I am so happy you enjoyed the post! I do not understand the thing about kid's stopping right in front of you. And then when you exclaim "move!" they look at you like you are the crazy one. 🙂

  23. How precious! I love that you wrote down your thoughts on motherhood – it will be something special for your littles to read someday! Beautiful photos as well. 🙂

  24. Such sweet pictures of your little ones and a beautiful message. Hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day!

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