Today is Mother’s Day. I love this day every year because it reminds me of one of the best jobs I’ve ever had – being Mommy to Emerson and Cole. Now, I’ve had some cool jobs . . . owning and operating a real estate company, slinging pizza at Pizza Hut, working at a book store, in a clothing store, interning for the State Attorney General’s office and so many other great positions. None were as hard, as constant, or as emotional as being a mom is. But, none were as rewarding, fulfilling or fun as being a mom is, either. And the pay, well let me tell you, money is great and thank the Lord my other jobs did pay me in money as I needed to pay the mortgage and in order to eat, but the pay for my mommy job rocks! I am routinely paid in hugs and kisses, cuddles and giggles and some of the sweetest looks I even been given. Yeah, the job has its pitfalls – late night wake-ups dealing with illness or nightmares, the occasional disobedience (ok, more than occasional), crazy busy schedules, planning and saving for college and weddings instead of traveling like we used to, etc., etc. But I wouldn’t trade this job for the world.
Thanks Emerson and Cole for making this job the best one I’ve ever had in my entire life. I love you both so much. And here’s how our nighttime routine goes, “Mommy, I love you!” “Oh, honey, I love you, too!” “But Mommy, I love you more!” “Well, sweetheart, I love you most!” or “I love you as tall as the tallest mountain, as deep as the deepest ocean and as long and the longest winding river! Night, night and sweet dreams, little love!”
Cherish the moments . . . for they are fleeting!
Have a great week everyone!