Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mom of the Year Award

I was given this award by my darling friend Nydia from Bringing up Salamanders. She is a sweetheart and someone I have known since over a year now since my first bloggy giveaway.

She lives far away in Brazil though I’ve thought about how wonderful it would be to visit her; she raises her son as I wish I raised my children, with a respect of her chosen path and in such a loving home that you can see his happiness on his face in every photo. She is an amazing mother and I look forward to years of seeing the two of them grow!

Here are the rules of the Award:

First, Admit one thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are No Longer allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

The one thing I feel bad about? Wow, that is hard, Okay…. My first marriage. I should have left much sooner, I left when my daughter was 11 months old, and I should have left way before then. It was violent and frightening, I never let him close to her, however I should not have stayed as long as I did. I got out when I could and never looked back. I have learned to let this one go it is in the past, I have not spoken to the man in years and never plan to again.

Then, Remind yourself you are a good mom, list seven things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself everyday that you Rock!

1.) Kar-Kar: She is so witty, she is beautiful, crazy and takes after me so much it’s almost frightening. I love her strength with people and wish she was stronger with men. That will come in time. She is a wonderful child and will be an amazing big sister as time goes on and the teenage stage fades away.

2.) Nikki-Nu: Creative. She is an amazing artist, the actor, writer and theatrically inclined one of the kids. A girl after my own heart she has really learned to shine! She is a leader and stands up for those in need. I love to watch her grow.

3.) Joe-Bear: My boy, my only boy. He is a beast, strong, tall and so handsome. With baby blue eyes and this boyish grin, he is going to make a fine husband one day. He is gentle and has such a large heart that he hates to hurt anyone/thing. He is a mama’s boy.

4.) Faithie: She is so smart! Beautiful brown eyes and a large smile. She will talk to anyone and is so polite. Fearless and opinionated, I love how she makes me laugh. I don’t get to see her as much as the others due to her living with her father, however she is always on my mind.

5.) Issa: She is coming into her own. Very loving and says the funniest things. I love reading to her, she is always talking to the book and trying to show people she loves them by squeezing their hands until it hurts.

6.) LaLa: She is the baby of the group, and doted on by me. I love this little girl, her birth came at a hard time and bringing her into the world was rough on me, it was scary and she is a blessing everyday! I adore this princess.

7.) I am lucky to be a mom to these little ones. I love being a mom and I have another little person in my life that I love just as much. He is smart and funny, he gives the best hugs. I do not just love him because I love his father; I love him because he has a warm soul and is an amazing little man.

Now, Send this to five other Mom's of the year that deserve credit for being great moms and remind them that they are the best moms they can be!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you.

I could add many other great, great moms to this, but rules are rules, alas! Ok

know, you guys go and spread the word on your page if you feel like it! :o)


Amy said...

What fun! Congrats on the reward!

Miranda said...

Awww, that made me cry! Thank you, so sweet!

Joanna said...

Congrats to you...And thank you so much!! What a sweet award!

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Amber said...

You're too sweet. Thanks!

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Michelle said...

You are so sweet to pass this on to me! Thank you! Most days I sure DON'T feel like MOTY though :)