Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I woke up this morning feeling so blessed for all God has given me. It's such a great responsiblity...and I catch myself thinking "Can I do this??!" And then come the good morning mommy, the hugs and kisses, and the little 2-teeth smile. Yes I can. I look at my kids and think of everything I want to teach them, how I want them to be independent and strong, yet come to me - for anything. I've been worrying about Gabriel a lot lately, as we approach moving to a new school, and knowing that he has to start learning to do things on his own. I watched at Church this morning as we walked into his room and said "Hey!" to everyone, and not a single person acknowledged him. I stood there with my heart breaking, and said "baby, I don't think they heard you!" And he looked at me with his big brown eyes, and said "go mommy". So, I turned and walked to the door, and when I looked back I saw him waving and say "hi!" again...still with no answer. The boy really likes everyone, and he doesn't get that other kids may pick and choose, but aren't necessarily as friendly as he is. He takes after his father...not me. I was a one, two-friend person at most. He came home and told me that a couple of kids in his pre-k told him that they weren't his friend...and it broke my heart. I don't know how to do this....let him go AND protect him. I'm sure I worry more than I should, but what can I say?! He's my baby! I had hoped for a few quiet minutes for my mother's day present...but, I guess when you have little ones, that's not really what you get. We had a nice lunch with my mother and grandparents, and then we went to a little carnival at the mall. Gabriel had fun...Jonathan got motion sick...and I just laughed because I was glad it wasn't me riding those rides! :o) All in all, I can't complain. I've got a pretty nice life. Busy, but wonderful and full of love and laughs.