Monday, October 22, 2012


I can be a nag, nag, nag, nag, nag.  And I am moody and harpy sometimes too.  These are the hardcore facts, and it is not even surprising.  What is surprising is that I have a whole handful of lovely people who love me anyway.

I have a husband who wakes up extra early so he can arrange my favorite color roses (peach) for a faux anniversary of ours, on a made-up holiday, before he takes the boys up north with him at the crack of dawn.

I have a little girl that doesn't mind missing a quick trip up north (though it is one of her very favorite places on earth) for the simple fact that she wants to be with her mama. Apparently I am her most favorite thing in the world and she is thrilled to be doing whatever I have planned as long as we are together.

I have three little boys who, no matter how much I nag and scold them the entire previous week, still come home from one short little overnight trip up north and tell me how much they missed me.  How up north is even better when I'm there.  How he kept saying, "hey mom!" and when he realized I wasn't there felt like, "aww." They wanted to talk to me. They wanted my hugs.  No matter how grouchy I had been they still wanted me there.

How did I get to be this lucky?  What on earth have I done to deserve this?  I just don't know.  But I do know that I will try my best to be my best for them everyday.  And sometimes I will fail.  But they'll love me anyway.


DysFUNctional Mom said...

You absolutely deserve it! Nobody is perfect but you do an AMAZING job.

Dawn said...

Aww....this is so beautiful, and I think it's called grace! :) Maybe none of "deserve" the many blessings that we have, but they are there anyway because we're loved by God.

KriskropMemories said...

That is an awesome post!!

Rima said...

Kids (and husbands!) are pretty awesome sometimes.

ROBIN said...

Awe. this brought tears to my eyes. So so sweet. This was a beautiful post, Kat.
Validation is a great thing.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Obviously those people adore you for many many good reasons, Kat. Lovely roses--enjoy the blessings!

Elaine A. said...

That's the beauty of it - they love us no matter what. This is all so sweet... :)

Mom24 said...

If only you could see yourself through their eyes. We all have our moments, but I'm sure you're a great wife and mommy.

Wisconsin Girl said...

Love this post...oh how you speak words that feel like they are coming from my heart:) I struggle with the same guilt and feel so blessed to receive such love from my hubby and kiddos, even on my bad days. I can tell you have a great heart and are a wonderful mom. I love how someone above stated that it is called "grace." Isn't that the truth! I appreciate your honesty...being a mom isn't easy but it is more rewarding than words could possibly say.

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Kids are awesome...unconditional love! No matter what/how/when/why/where, they love us and keep coming back for more!

city said...

thanks for sharing.

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