Mother's Day: Part 2

I guess it's time for part 2 of my Mother's Day reflection. Honestly, it's taken me some time to even want to write this, let alone think about what to say.

Times have been tough at the Keller house. It's been a hard phase for Jillian for the past 3 weeks. It's hard to think about how great motherhood is, when I simply am not happy with her behavior... the CONSTANT temper tantrums and crying fits, time outs and more time outs. And her negative behavior makes Lauren a whiney mess.

I've recently been able to take a break from the medicine I take for low blood pressure. Perhaps I can thank Jillian for her natural remedy, because many times I can literally feel my blood pressure rise.

All I can think is I want my sweet Jillian back and please God, BEFORE I have a third baby.

So, now, I'm forcing myself to step back and reflect. I think it will be good therapy.

Truth is, being a mom is a job I felt like I was born to do. I've wanted this job my whole life.

I treasure my girls and love that they are mine. As they grow and I watch their unique traits emerge and develop, I think about them as little girls and the "talks" we'll have about life - faith, love and relationships.

I dream about the women of God that they are destined to become and what an impact they will make on their world. And I'm in awe of the responsibility Andy and I have to mold and shape their little minds and hearts, so that they can become the best that they were made to be.

Motherhood in itself is a miracle and one of the best things God created, in my opinion.
So, this Mother's Day, I want to honor all the moms in my life..
My mom, Sandy, is one of my best friends and I love her ability to listen and coach. I simply cannot imagine life without her.
My mother-in-law, Debbie, who gives so generously and always shows me respect and love.
My Grandmas - Delores, who epitomizes love and compassion and Joyce, who lives her life surrendured to God.
My sisters-in-law, Shannon Poe, an amazingly supportive wife, mother and friend, and Shannon Pongratz, who always strives to become better in all her roles in life and is always real about her experience.

If I had more time, I would list ALL my friends too, because there are so many things I admire about you.

Happy Mother's Day and here's to another adventurous year!
Family Photo - Mother's Day 2008 (Lauren and Jillian: 19mos., Me: 30wks prego)

"Keller" Women - L to R: Merrie Leigh, Debbie, Shannon, Me

"Poe" Women: L to R: Shannon, Gma Joyce, Mom, Me

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Thank you Jenni!! This is SO VERY SWEET!! I think you're pretty awesome yourself!!! Love you! Shan Shan