Saturday, May 11, 2013

Motherhood ...

Motherhood IS a glorious career...don't you think so?

 I know there are always the naysayers out there who don't think of
motherhood as a career, but boy is it ever! I remember expecting our first child who turned out
to be our one and only daughter. We headed for the hospital in the wee hours on a Sunday
morning and a little before 9 am we called my parents and told them that they were grandparents.
Of course they were overjoyed and this was just the beginning. Two more little ones eventually
came along...two sons with red hair! We were shocked when the first one had red hair, so even
more so when we had a second one with fiery red hair.  We sure adored these little people that
God had blessed us with. 

We loved each one of them the best way we knew how, even though we were NOT perfect parents.
We were beyond blessed to have very healthy children and we decided after three that our quiver
 was more pitter patter of little feet at the Boothman household. This mama was very content
with her little family, living out on a dirt road in the country.

Kindergarten, elementary, jr. high, prom, dances, girlfriends, boyfriends, heartache,joy, tears,
laughter, secrets, college , weddings...

The days turned into months, the months into years, the years into decades and here we
are grandparents now to EIGHT. Eight amazing little bodies all full of life and each one
with their own unique personality.  I often wonder where the time has gone!!
It flew by so fast that is seemed just like a blip on the radar screen.

I know you young parents hear it so much until your eyes roll, but it really is true...
Cherish the times you have with your little ones now because before you know it
they will be going off to college , then getting married and you will hear the
pitter patter of little feet once again, but it will be the feet of  your precious little grands.

Yes, we are BLESSED beyond measure and I loved every minute{} then
and I love it now. I certainly don't have the stamina I once had and it is good to ship those precious
little grands back home after they visit so I can catch my breath...but life is good!

Good times or bad times... each moment made us into the family we are today and I love it that we
love each other.

Wishing each and every one of my blogging pals the best Mothers Day ever!
Blink your eyes and it will be Mothers Day 2014 and we will start all over again. :)


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Happy Mother's day to you Sandi! What a beautiful stroll down memory lane for you. Lovely words and lovely lilacs to pair them with. :)

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful post...both in words and photos:-) So true about how they grow so fast. Seems like yesterday our oldest son was starting kindergarten and next year he will be a Senior in High, where have the years gone?

Enjoy your day tomorrow!


julie - eab designs said...

Happy Mother's Day Sandi! I can especially relate to your post, as our oldest daughter just graduated from college yesterday. It sure does fly by way too fast. Enjoy your day.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I enjoyed all you had to say..and all your lovely photos! Being a Mother is the most important part of my life--the best creations I have made are my beautiful children. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day!

Irene said...

Wonderful words to go with beautiful lilacs.

Bente said...

So very beautiful photos.
Have a great new week


Susie said...

Sandi, I loved this post...yes, being a mother isn't all fluff...even as your children age and have their own little worry, you help, you do not ever stop being a mommy. xoxo,Susie

Donna said...

I'm sorry that I am running so far behind on my blog reading and missed this beautiful post! I hope you had a wonderful day.

And all of these photos are drop-dead gorgeous! Hurry, print them up for photo cards!