Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Amazing Women in my Life

Some houses try to hide the fact
That children shelter there;
Ours boast of it quite openly.
The signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows,
Little smudges on the doors;
I should apologize, I guess.
For toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children
And we played and laughed and read;
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
Their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times I'm forced to choose
The one job or the other;
I'd like to cook and clean and scrub,
But first I'll be a mother.

In the past eleven months, the three most important women in my life - Jennifer, Lynsey, and Colleen - all became new mothers! They have embraced the toughest job in the world with eyes wide open and smiles on their faces. These three women continue to amaze me on a daily basis and I am so blessed to have them in my life.

Ladies - on your first Mother's Day, where you are the ones being honored, know how amazing you are! Know that you have taken on a job with more challenges than any other. Know that you have each other, and me (even if I may not be able to help with answering questions or being close by), when you struggle. We have all been through so many things in life and together we make one hell of a team! For the past 31 years (ok, 30 in your case Lyns), we've honored the women in our lives whom we call "mom"...but this year, you all three have entered into that beautiful category of the women who shape lives. And from where I sit, even if it's far away by mileage, you are doing an incredible job. I love you all!


  1. Happy Mother's Day to all of you...and Jessica thank you for such a great tribute to your dearest friends & sister...

  2. Thank you for the beautiful post. And for remembering that I'm still 30 ;). Love you.

  3. Thanks! And happy mothers day to you too...nessie loves you:)