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Sunday, May 08, 2011

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wendy

I love how you celebrated today. You are beautiful, Amy. I'm glad I got to see you in passing today. You always make me smile. I love you!

Karen

oh i can totally relate to everything you are saying but most of all the part about celebrating the blessing of becoming and being a mom. i told my son yesterday the best thing he ever gave me was making me a mom. wahahaha. :D you are so good in so many ways thank you for sharing your thoughts and journeys with us. :D

Sherry

Amy,
Thank you for sharing. I can relate. I think being a good mom isn't all about cookie baking and toilet cleaning, it's about relationships. It's about being there when they fall and celebrating the highs and the lows. It's about them knowing that through anything you would be there. It's about accepting and appreciating who they are. You are real and you inspire me. Thank you!

Aud

I don't mean for this to sound harsh, so I apologize in advance if it does. But seriously woman, where are you getting your ideas about perfect motherhood????? Someone has attempted some serious brainwashing on you. Plates of cookies after school? A perfect house, laundry done all the time, meals everyone likes? Sounds like The Stepford MOMS to me. I'll be honest with you -- I don't know ANYONE who manages any of that. Because it's not real. And it's not what your kids care about either. I mean, seriously, they are not going to grow up and think "Well, my life turned out to be a total shithole because my mom didn't teach me how to make up my bed." So cut yourself some slack, Amy. Your kids have a mom that loves them beyond all reason, which in the end, is all they need. You are interested in their lives, you support them, you challenge them, you are real with them. You love them. And yes, I think that's enough. They'll be okay having to find their own socks, and they'll learn to make their beds at some point (though my theory is why bother? you're just going to mess it up again that night...) And as for the meal thing? My kids learned long ago that if you don't like what's being served, you either eat it or find something else.

Pat Passamonte

Just imagine if you were an absolutely perfect mother. You never made mistakes, the house was perfect, you provided perfect meals, you never had meltdowns, you never had bad days. I think I would pity your children. What a standard to set for them. How would they ever feel worthy, or even good enough? How would they deal with it when they came up short? Could they come to you if they had a problem? I think a good mother does her best, and helps her kids do their best. Perfection is over rated.
Happy Mothers Day!

Apryl

How do you manage to write something that I've tried so say, but so much more better? (That's right, I just wrote "more better".) You have a gift.

Isabel

What a beautiful post. Listening to my son sing Primary songs in Sacrament Meeting yesterday makes all the things I think I'm missing out on in life meaningless.

Jamie

I love the little blessed moments, the tender mercies that come that way from our Heavenly Father. The CLEAR thoughts that come amidst the guilt, fear, anxiety that we put ourselves through. The clarity that comes about what we need to focus on. I'm glad you had the moment and were able to push it to the forefront and enjoy your day and your motherhood- because it is a gift and the most important accomplishment. I think you're doing great. :) You are so real and honest with them and care so much. and you make them blankets and apple pie. what more could they ask for?

Janssen

What a fantastic post.

Also, now I need to go make some cookies, even though I have no children to eat them. . .

Shaunte

I have also learned that if you approach the day with zero expectations, then you are always pleasantly surprised...:)

Wendy

Another nerve - but one I'm learning to confront thanks to therapy.

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