Family Sentiments

To Be Their Mother

May 11, 2015

To be their mother, I’ve learned the meaning of hugs and kisses: to love willingly without condition, to forgive easily, and to love wholly. To be their mother is to delight in their innocent giggles. To be their mother, I value my voice in song — singing words about Jesus that lull them to sleep. To be their mother is to wipe tears and kiss ouchies all better. To be their mother, I know excited smiles are found in chocolate frosted donuts (with sprinkles), afternoon walks collecting rocks, car rides with the music up and windows down, and playing chase in the backyard. To be their mother, my flaws have been exposed, mistakes have been made, and they’ve taught me just as much (if not more) than I’ll ever teach them. To be their mother, I realize I’m only as happy as my least happy child — for their happiness is also my own.

To be their mother is all of these things and more. But one thing’s for certain. To be their mother is the greatest gift life has to offer.

And a few cute things the boys are saying about sister — pictures taken 4/4/15:

“GET. THE. BINKIE!!!” (they both run to the nursery to save the day anytime she cries.)

“I like when her eyes go like this…” (models opening his eyes wide and blinking slow) – B

“Her toes are tiny. Tic-tacs are tiny too.” – B

“She eat too much milk. She like donuts, you think?” – B

“How come we got a girl baby? Do boy babies cry?” – G

“Flowers make her heart happy.” (puts a dandelion in her bassinet) – G

“Do baby birds feel like Remi’s head?” – G

“Her nose is super cute. And her chubby cheeks! And when her mouth goes like this…” (squeezes them so her mouth puckers) – G

“Can I hold her while you put on your makeups? She likes it when I tell her secrets.” – G

“Mama, you should paint her toes all the days. That’s what girls do!” – G



  • Reply Debbie Sowards May 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I love your pictures and this post! Happy Mother’s Day to you! I have two children who are grown, 28 and 30 and they still need kisses and hugs to make things better. Children are the finest blessings in this life!

  • Reply Hannah May 11, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    So beautiful! Is there anything more humbling and awe-inspiring than motherhood?

  • Reply Ashley May 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!! Beautiful words to share. You are able to put what my heart feels into words. I’ve never been good with words; that is a gift in itself.

  • Reply Michelle May 11, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    My heart is melting!!!

  • Reply Amy May 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    GAH!!!! DYING! Your family is the cutest. EVER! Thank you for always starting my day with a smile! Does this mean you’re back to blogging regularly?! Crossing my fingers.

  • Reply Ashley Olsen May 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Such a beautiful post. Happy Mother’s Day to you! Such a darling little family!

  • Reply Lacey May 11, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    1) You’re gorgeous
    2) The way you love is amazing
    3) Your children are adorable
    4) Can’t wait to see updated pictures of your daughter!!!

  • Reply Melissa May 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    This pics are gorgeous!!! Could you tell me where you bought the tufted chair?

  • Reply Hayley May 11, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Seriously in love with how you shot these pictures! Congrats in your new baby girl, she’s precious! xx, Hayley

  • Reply Stephanie May 11, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Oh my goodness. Their sweet little quotes are too much!! What sweet big brothers 🙂

  • Reply Jill May 12, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Love this post, your family is so precious. We Have 3 boys and a baby girl. It’s so sweet to see the boys dote on her. God bless you.

  • Reply Laura May 12, 2015 at 9:39 am


  • Reply mary beth @ May 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    They’re all so stinkin’ cute!

  • Reply Elizabeth May 13, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Hahahaha… such adorable comments from the boys! Love it!!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  • Reply Brittany @ LemonLimeLife May 13, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous family! The quotes from the boys are all too cute! Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! 🙂

  • Reply Daisy - émoi émoi May 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Beautiful photos and those quotes from the boys are adorable!

  • Reply Bayleigh May 13, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    This is soo adorable and that picture of your oldest holding Remi is insanely precious! Love this post and Happy late Mother’s day to you gorgeous!

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