I always hated Mother's Day as a young adult. Instead of celebrating a mom I always celebrated my Dad - he was wonderful and filled every gap that my mom left when she took off in the middle of the night when I was 10. I still call him every year on this day and thank him for being such a wonderful Dad! :)
Four years ago on Mother's Day morning I found out I was pregnant with my beautiful first born, Parker Thomas. It was such a fun day....now I truly heart this day. Not because I am celebrated, but because I celebrate God's most precious gift - my boys!
This year was filled with love, laughter, family, and.....poop.
The boys made me blueberry pancakes and by the time they were done eating - we all needed a bath! (blueberries smashed into blond hair are easily mistaken for gaping wounds!) The boys were showering and I was cleaning up the kitchen. When I heard from Mike "A little help, Aud!"
I came into the bathroom and saw Hunt looking especially proud of himself....He had *ahem* pooped on the shower ledge! He was so proud of himself for not going in his diaper! Oy! We cleaned up the mess and I got Park out to get dressed. A few minutes later I heard "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"
I ran in...yup! He had squatted again!
After laughs and antibacterial clean up...we made it to church. A beautiful service of worship, the word, and baby dedication. I cried through most of it, and Mike got emotional along with me. I love that God sends songs of worship to our lips and tells us through others exactly what we need to hear!
I went to collect my boys....Hunter reached out to me with a sweet little hand....full of POOP!! What is going on with this child? He had blown out a diaper....poop, poop, everywhere poop! It was on his socks and shoes. I laughed so hard I almost cried! What else can you do? I stripped him down and used a half box of wipes to clean him. We had no extra clothes, so we walked out of church with him wearing only a diaper....Happy Mother's Day to me! I wouldn't trade any of it for the world!
A delicious lunch in the sunshine with my in-laws and more laughter...
Life may be 'crappy' at times...but the blessing of children far outweighs the smell and the smears.