Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What Motherhood Means to Me

Over at 5 Minutes for Mom, they have an awesome giveaway for Mother's Day. It is a photo contest showing what motherhood means to you to win a $1000!! I am hoping to win because that would be so nice to go shopping with since I have not gotten myself something nice in a long time. Plus I could take the girls out for some fun and some new summer outfits. So I am trying to decide on some pictures and we are going to start off with a funny one to lead up to the serious one (although my mom thinks humor would get me the win)

Motherhood is not always great and happy all the time. Sometimes you want to pull out your hair. And if it's not me pulling out mine....

then its the kids pulling out theirs!

(NOTE: no children were harmed during the taking of this photo.)

But really motherhood brings you back to seeing the life through the eyes of a child... its believing in everything again. Enjoying the bond between you and your child brings so much love and happiness. Then watching the love blossom between siblings- the very children you brought into this world- is what makes this job so rewarding.

Those are my babies- Monkey and Peanut. I wouldn't trade them for the world.

Here are some other fun photos! My mother and I in the same outfits. We did NOT plan this. I happened to show up and we were wearing the same outfits. Its so nice when your best friend and you are wearing matching outfits. I am so blessed to have a great mother who goes the extra mile for all of her children and grandchildren. Since her and I are so close, it allows the girls to be close to Grandma too. They have such a great bond. Happy Mother's Day mom!

Thanks for stopping by to see what motherhood means to me. Feel free to leave a comment and tell me what motherhood means to you. Then head over to 5 minutes for mom and enter all their other contests they have going on for two weeks! Just click the banner to head over. I am already entering this one, the contest for a printer and more!

Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

Happy Mother's Day!



Milk Mama said...

I love those photos! Your mom is a very pretty woman!!! She looks very fit! And so do you!

PhotoChick said...

Oh my goodness! You did such a beautiful job on showing what motherhood means - I wish I would have thought about putting more than one picture in the mix when I did mine! It looks like your Mom has too become your best friend - isn't it amazing how that happens? I don't think I truly knew how much my Mom loves me until I had my little girl.

Seeing all those wonderful pictures makes me want to have another kiddo - so that my little one will have a playmate someday! I suppose there's no real rush on that though. My sis & I are 4 years apart, and though we bickered as kids we're best of friends now.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely pictures & what Motherhood means to you. Much love to you and yours, take care and God Bless

ps - Thanks for the sweet comments you left on my blog! I really appreciate them! :o)

Kelly @ Pass the Torch said...

Great series of photos - they certainly define motherhood!

Bella @ Lil Daisies said...

Thanking for peeking at my blog and leaving a comment! :-)
The photos are very sweet...mommyhood is a blessing and you portrayed this very well. I loved looking at all the photos...The pulling of the hair is exactly what my daughters do. No mercy! LOL

Kelsey Smith said...

Beautifully written and great photos!

Andrea said...

OK - that gave me a good laugh! And, it's sooo true!!