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She Gets It

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

My youngest child has been a little challenging to raise. She has a strong spirit and  a short fuse but she can be the sweetest most loving child I have. There have been times that I wondered if I’d get her raised with my mind still intact.  The jury is still out, she’s only 17.

It’s not easy being the baby and it’s really not easy being the mama. Children are hard work. Raising them to have manners, integrity and good sense takes an enormous toll on a parent. Especially the mama’s! We’re usually the ones who have to do the hard stuff->


It’s mom’s who go without something so their little darlin’s can have something even better.

It’s mom’s who need Botox by the time their kids are teenagers. {Think, mean mom face!}

It’s mom’s who do most of the disciplining! {Time out, To your room, You’re grounded, Spankings}

It’s mom’s who clean up the poop, puke and the weird stuff stuck to the carpet in the car.

It’s mom’s who fall into bed exhausted every night because her “to do” list is a mile long and there is no maid to pitch in and help.

It’s mom’s who have to sit in weird spots so everyone around her will be happy. {Think: the car, movies, at events, on rides}

It’s mom’s who make the best meals and make sure your favorite outfit is washed and ready to go.

It’s mom’s who fill out the forms, make the phone calls and write the checks for every important big deal.

It’s mom’s that eat less so everyone else will get all they want.

It’s mom’s who wait to replace stuff she needs because her family comes first.

It’s mom’s who end up neglecting DAD because they get their parenting management off kilter. {Sorry, Dads}


I’ll stop there. You that are mama’s know, I could go on and on. Being a parent takes a sacrificial person.  It  isn’t for the faint of heart. That’s why I’m still reeling from the text message I received from my sweet youngest child.

From: Gates
I appreciate you as a mother and a kind woman.

She’s babysitting 3 little sweeties on her Christmas break. Need I say more? 😉

Dear Lord

I’m so thankful to be a mom.  It really is the greatest job in the world.  Forgive me when I feel frustrated or tired.  I know it’s only a matter of time and they’ll all be grown.  Remind me, that I’m raising someone’s spouse & parent when I want to give up.