Friday, April 17, 2009


thursday i wore the smallest of my most adored accessories on my hip for the majority of the day. it was glorious.

garrett is in what seems to be the never-ending process of teething. this means i get even more cuddle time as motherly love seems to be the preferential cure for his discomfort.

it really is flattering.

i've always known that i wanted to be a mother. i may have tried it out a bit early with my own siblings. i was constantly reminded that i in fact was NOT the mother of my mother's children.

i still catch myself on occasion being a little too maternal with some of them. for that i apologize.
but what i am getting at is that i love being a mother. i can't imagine loving anything more. sure i feel crazy some days. some nights bedtime can't come soon enough. but i would never wish for a different life. i feel so blessed to be able to stay home with my boys. it is wonderful.

i like to think that mothering is in my blood. i come from a long line of exemplary women who i love and admire. i'm proud of who i am and where i come from. i have several shortcomings i know, but i think that each day i'm getting a little bit closer to where i'd like to be.
i sported another accessory yesterday that i cherish.

it belonged to my dad's mom, my grandma butler. it became mine when she passed away seven years ago. she's one of the women i am referring to. she was such a devoted wife and mother. i miss her dearly.

i hope to be like her.

i still feel her love. i always will.

she was such an amazing woman.


{nicole coombs} said...

You are so stinkin cute! And I loved this post! Being a Mom rocks! even when its hard... Thats funny what you said about your siblings cause it was and is still the same way with my little brothers I cant count how many times I have had these words yelled at me. "Your not the boss of me your not my MOM" haha
And I miss you too!! I wish we could live closer together then maybe some of your awesomness would rub off on me! :)
Love ya girl

Mary said...

I remember that cameo! I love the blue background, it's so unusual. I agree, mothering is in our blood. I've never loved anything more than I've loved being a mom, no matter how frustrating or tiring it can be at times. You are VERY blessed to be able to stay home with your kids. I wish I'd been able to.

sara,mike,rhett,and gage said...

You're a good mommy! You look so perty too. Your hair grew way fast!

Jessica said...

I love being a mom too! My kids and my husband are my and God are my everything! I am also one who is very blessed!


I LOVE that picture of him sitting in front of you, WAY too cute! I'm still reading your posts, just haven't been good at commenting! That necklace is VERY pretty, what a treasure!

JDButler Family said...

so beautiful. you and everything about your post.
ps. im trying to overcome my bloggers block.

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