Reasons I'm living my dream (being a Mom):

1. because I'd never known this type of love until I had children.
2. because I see hope in their eyes.
3. because they are the future, and that brings calm to my heart.
4. because I'm reading all of my old favorite books again (A Day No Pigs Would Die, The BFG, The Secret Garden)
5. because I'm greeted every single morning with beautiful faces that are thrilled to see me.
6. because their laughter makes my soul sing.
7. because they find such joy in simple things, which teaches me to find joy in simple things.
8. because they come to me when they're hurt, scared, sad, and that makes me feel important.
9. because they are innocent and pure and I'm therefore more sensitive to the ugly things of this world.
10. because they tell me I'm beautiful.
11. because I forgot how fun (and loud) Hungry, Hungry Hippos was.
12. because they teach me about forgiveness.
13. because they constantly do things that make me laugh.
14. because they are beautiful, miraculous, wondrous extensions of me.
15. because they remind me to look for 4-leaf-clovers and rainbows and lizards.
16. because I'm inspired by their determination.
17. because they love me despite my downfalls.
18. because to them, the world is a huge playground, full of opportunity and amazement.
19. because they remind me of what's really important.
20. because when we're all together, I'm complete.

*A special note to MY Mom: I am so grateful I was sent to you.  I couldn't ask for a better example or a better friend.  Thank you for being who you are and raising me the way you did.  Te quiero muchisimo.

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Reasons I'm living my dream (being a Mom):

1. because I'd never known this type of love until I had children.
2. because I see hope in their eyes.
3. because they are the future, and that brings calm to my heart.
4. because I'm reading all of my old favorite books again (A Day No Pigs Would Die, The BFG, The Secret Garden)
5. because I'm greeted every single morning with beautiful faces that are thrilled to see me.
6. because their laughter makes my soul sing.
7. because they find such joy in simple things, which teaches me to find joy in simple things.
8. because they come to me when they're hurt, scared, sad, and that makes me feel important.
9. because they are innocent and pure and I'm therefore more sensitive to the ugly things of this world.
10. because they tell me I'm beautiful.
11. because I forgot how fun (and loud) Hungry, Hungry Hippos was.
12. because they teach me about forgiveness.
13. because they constantly do things that make me laugh.
14. because they are beautiful, miraculous, wondrous extensions of me.
15. because they remind me to look for 4-leaf-clovers and rainbows and lizards.
16. because I'm inspired by their determination.
17. because they love me despite my downfalls.
18. because to them, the world is a huge playground, full of opportunity and amazement.
19. because they remind me of what's really important.
20. because when we're all together, I'm complete.

*A special note to MY Mom: I am so grateful I was sent to you.  I couldn't ask for a better example or a better friend.  Thank you for being who you are and raising me the way you did.  Te quiero muchisimo.

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Comments
Jen says:

Beautiful sentiments from a beautiful, amazing mother. Happy Mother's Day my friend!!!

(05.08.10 @ 11:28 PM)
Shuva Rahim says:

Beatiful post, Rachel! And what cuties you are lucky to have!

(05.09.10 @ 09:32 AM)
Shuva Rahim says:

Beautiful post, Rachel! And how lucky you are to have such cuties!

(05.09.10 @ 09:33 AM)
rebecca says:

Love this Rach, you are a wonderful momma.

(05.10.10 @ 06:20 AM)
aris says:

oh my dear rachel, you and this amazing way to put words together in a way that makes my soul sing (and my eyes cry)....
these post could've been written for every mother in the world, it is what we all feel about our kids, but just you could do it so well.
hope you had an amazing mother's day with these 3 angels your have.
love
aris

(05.10.10 @ 07:55 AM)
Katie Williams says:

BEAUTIFUL!! Love all the colors - what a sweet picture.

(05.10.10 @ 09:01 AM)
Kristie says:

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! You are an amazing mommy and I just loved reading your list. Love the pic of the kiddos too--soooooooo precious!!! HUGS!! : )

(05.10.10 @ 05:44 PM)
christy williams says:

I just love reading your posts Rach. What a beautiful list....one of my favorites from you :)

(05.21.10 @ 09:18 AM)
tamara says:

Love this post

(06.03.10 @ 02:35 PM)