Sunday, May 10, 2009

mother's day 09

I had a wonderful mothers day. . it started with sleeping in. . always my best gift! Then the kids and Aaron brought me a latte, maple bars, flowers (my three favorite treats,) and the sweetest card that has all the kids voices recorded. Lucia kept saying all day "Happy Mommy day!" It was so sweet. We went to church and then had a wonderful picnic at the park this evening. The sun was shining and everyone was healthy and happy what else can a mom ask for.

My FOUR kids on mothers day 09 ~

Last year I went all out and wrote about each one of my kids and posted tons of photos -
This year not so much I am in the sleep deprived newborn world:) I never dreamed writing last year we would have another little girl in our family. God added two baby girls rather quickly and beyond our wildest dreams. I love being a mom to my two boys and now my two girls. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life yet the very best thing I have ever taken on. Even harder than three-a-day practices in college or teaching 26 six year olds for six hours a day. I pray all day for God to give me patience and energy and most days I fail miserably with at least one of them. I feel like being a mom is living with a dump truck of guilt all the time that you should of, could of, wish I would of said or done differently. At the end of the day I have to trust that I did the best I could that day and God is taking care of the rest. This year I wanted to write the first three words that come to my mind when I think of each of my kids.
Kinkade (6 years old) - thoughtful, compassionate, imaginative

Keagan (6 years old) - passionate, curious, affectionate
Lucia (22 months old) - joyful, enthusiastic, appreciative

Emery (6 weeks old) - sweet, hungry, contemplative
Happy Mother's Day to my mom who still takes care of me daily She sees the very worst of me and loves me unconditionally better than anyone! Love you mom you are amazing woman and an incredible mom!


Amy and Jonathan Hook said...

Happy Mothers Day, Darcy! You amaze me. I can only wrap my mind around ONE newborn and you have three other little ones + your littlest one. They are so lucky to have you as a mommy!

Pat and Patty said...

You are a superstar!

Anonymous said...

The pictures are so sweet and I love the descriptions of each child. Moms who care so much and are so conscientious seem to self criticize. You are so good with the kids and with all of the other things that are the daily grind. Please be kind to yourself.


Susan said...

Hi! Just wanted you to know that after dinner on Mother's Day we sat down and enjoyed the McMurray family antics on your blog! Heather's family and inlaws, my mom, dad and sister from Seattle, too! You are famous in my family!!!
What an amazing mom you are!
ps....I miss the maple bars!

Nicole said...

i adore the pic of lucia in the swing! and you are a fantastic mom. i hope to be like you when i have kids, so don't worry so much!!