A Shout Out to my Mom

by This is Carrie on May 9, 2010

Today, as is tradition, the kids sang a few songs to the moms at church.  One of the songs was one I hadn’t heard before called “That’s my Mother”. Many of the lyrics describe mothers based on the everyday tasks they might traditionally perform.

And while my girls were adorably cute singing it, a big part of me was hoping that as they get older, they continue to appreciate the tasks I do on their behalf (and take up a huge part of my day) while also realizing that cleaning & chauffering does not define who I am as their mother and it does not need to define them when they become mothers.

So that’s when I had to call my mom. She is an amazing woman who has lived her life unselfishly, sharing her talents with her family and beyond. She has continually shown compassion and caring for many children, not just her own and not just of the human variety.  She is a woman who loves the Lord and tries to live each day a little better than the day before.

That’s my mother.

picture taken May 2007, when I got to spend Mother’s Day with just my mom and one of my sisters as we helped my mom fulfill a lifelong dream of traveling to Hawaii.

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Meg May 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Such a cute post! And such a spot-on thought. Mommies are definitely more than the chores that they do for their kids. And it’s nice to point that out.

Hope you had a wonderful mother’s day with your fam. :)

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Kage May 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I felt guilty during all the talks and songs at church praising mom….. First time I can remember feeling that way. That’s why chocolate would have been bettter than a rose- I couldve eaten my feelings….

You do have a great mom!!!

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This is Carrie
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Guilty or not, just be grateful your feelings are back! Mother’s Day is such a complicated topic to discuss at church.

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jonita mortensen May 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Thanks, Carrie for all your wonderful posts. I love them all, but this one made me cry. Thanks for loving and caring. You are a special daughter and I love you!

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