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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Holden's interview about mommy.

Typing that title just reminded me . . . I really need to do an interview with my little 4 year old. Somehow that slipped by this birthday. Well, at school Holden's teachers interviewed him about me.  A little early Mother's Day surprise, I guess.  And honestly, I'm not sure what's in store for us tomorrow, but this little interview is a keeper as far as Mother's Day memories.  It had me in tears. And it wasn't even sappy. Holden doesn't know how to do that yet. It was just cute and funny and interesting. Interesting to see his perception on some things. And maybe a good reminder of how I should be spending more time playing with my little loves and less time picking up the toys.

Here is how the interview went down.
What is something Mommy always says?
go night night, tee-tee in the potty, shut the door
(Hello son. What about I love you! I say that at least 20 times a day!)

What makes Mommy happy?
when I clean up and when Aunt Kara comes over
(I think there may have been a misunderstanding. Kara is our first choice babysitter. Holden doesn't call her aunt. And I think that makes Holden the happy one. He LOVES that girl!)

How does Mommy make you laugh?
tickles me

What is Mommy's favorite thing to do?
clean up toys
(What? How do I give off that impression.)

What is Mommy really good at?
making coffee
(Surely I have some other spectacular skills he is just overlooking, right?)

What's your favorite thing you and Mommy do together?
play outside

How are you and Mommy the same?
we both like to watch movies

How are you and Mommy different?
she's kinda peachy
(Sweet boy! He notices. We talk about it.)

How does Mommy show you she loves you?
This much! (stretched his arms :) ) (We do this alot around here.)

Did that make you cry? :) It did me. I'm not sure why. Maybe for the mere fact that God graciously chose me to be his mommy!  Mother's Day will never be just any other day to me. For the past 4 years it's been a day full of emotions for me. Sometimes I just can't even grasp the goodness of God in all that he has done to bring us to this point.  I had been Holden's mommy for only 2 days when we celebrated my first Mother's Day. God's timing could not have been more perfect, as it always is. God has done so much for me that I could never earn. And becoming a mommy to these sweet boys has been the icing on my cake. I'll never stop giving Him praise and thankfulness for his work in our family.
On Thursday I also got to take home the little handprinted plate that Pax made and the flower pens that Holden made. Just some cute little things from my cute little boys. Wishing all the mommy's a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. I hope you are celebrated by your family and have a full and thankful heart to the One that has entrusted you with new life.  And to those that are waiting to become a mommy. . . I remember. And I know it's a painful, difficult wait. But I hope my story can offer hope and encouragement to you.


Amanda said...

Ha! I love "she's kinda peachy". :) It did make me cry a little...they are such incredible gifts...and you are an incredible mom!

Lindsey said...

That is so cute and sweet! One of our boys did one of those in preschool about Daddy (I guess for an early Father's Day, before school let out). I have it around here somewhere. I know that beer was mentioned, and he said something like Daddy is 20 feet tall and weighs 20 pounds. LOL

A and Z said...

HI-larious. You need to lay off the cleaning obsession a little.... ;)