Friday, October 1, 2010

Mother Moments

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So many times I feel like I am faking my way through motherhood.  I don't really know what I'm doing.  I just try and act like I do.  The fact that these four little people look to me and trust me to know what to do, how to act, what to believe in, still kind of leaves me breathless. 

Other times nothing has ever felt more natural. 

I can comfort him when he is hurt.  And though I may not be able to fix everything, a few kind words from me and a snuggle on my lap can make everything better.  What an amazing thing.  To be a mother.

(Waiting patiently for the doc to look at his poor broken arm)


Kelly said...

Yeah for Mothers!

Sheri said...

Oh no!! Hope he's okay.

Lindsay said...

Oh the poor little man! Looks like he's being awfully strong, however!

CC said...

oooooooo hugs! :( :(

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

What a trooper! I hope the break wasn't too bad. And I know what you mean about faking your way through sometimes.I would have had to put on a game face for dealing with a broken arm - that's for sure.

tweetey30 said...

You know I have missed alot here lately. I am sorry the little tyke broke his arm. I hope it heals quickly. I just read all of your past posts this week.. I have been out of the loop working 3rd shift.. and trying keep up with life here too. Glad you got some running..

painted maypole said...

so grateful we haven't had any broken bones yet. although just this morning we were talking about it. Can't remember what brought it up...

Cassie said...

Aww poor guy! But you know, I don't think any of us really know what we're doing. I mean, I sure as heck don't! And it is amazing, how they don't care. They just want us to be there!

Kayla Sue said...

Aw... I loved this post! You spoke my mind. I'm a new reader, and I love your blog! I'll be visiting again soon!

scrappysue said...

so true, but they don't know you feel like you're faking it. you are everything to them and more!

Mom24 said...

Sad to say I've been a Mommy for a LONG time, and I still feel like I'm faking it a lot of the time. :)

You're a great mom. Hope the arm heals up quickly.

Krystyn said...

Yay for mommy saving the day! Poor little guy.

lime said...

it is an amazing thing. all of us get on the job training. you;'re doing well, kat.

imbeingheldhostage said...

OUCH, Kat, I'm really sorry.. You poor thing. The post really got to me about the mommy faking it-- and I see there's even more of us that feel it!
Hope Tommy heals quickly and milks this broken arm for everything he can :-)

Kristen said...

Oh friend!!! I am so sorry!! Hope he is feeling much better and has been a super trooper during the whole deal!

Here's to motherhood!! :)

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson