Monday, May 19, 2014

Mother's Day

I vividly remember how it felt to meet those little babies who would forever change me. They were in many ways strangers that day ... precious gifts that each day has removed a bit more of the packaging to reveal the amazing individuals inside. Becoming a mother has undoubtedly been the most exhilarating, frustrating, humbling, challenging, and simultaneously fulfilling experience of my life.

Despite my best intentions, there is absolutely no way to do things perfectly. We all just pray and do our best. We take the sloppy kisses, treasured refrigerator art and unsolicited expressions of I love you as payment in full for the sleeplessness nights, worried prayers, vomit stained household items, stretched out skin and all the other sacrifices that have been required along the way.

I am so grateful to God for the opportunity to have this job - even on the hard days. The kids made my day extra special this year by picking out little gifts they knew I'd love. Griffin insisted on chocolates & flowers and SK choose a gift card & candle. Seeing their expressions as they handed me treasures makes all of the long days worth celebrating.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Durham Bulls

A couple of weekends ago we took the kids to their first Durham Bulls baseball game. It was at 5:00 and very hot. The kids made sure to stay cooled off with constant requests for treats from the concession stand. I'm pretty sure we covered every stop: ice cream, funnel cakes, hot dogs, icees and pizza.