Simple Things Sunday: Brotherly Love

{Magic of Motherhood}
For 24 weeks I throw up.  (I now know that Zofran is not just for those going through chemotherapy...bless each and every one of them.)  I literally want to die for 37 weeks.  I have bulimics teeth that are sure to fall out one day.  Crying in bed has never been the same.  And to this day I still get nauseous in February or when I smell a Cesar Salad at Chili's.  

And why?

To be a mother. 

Little did I know that it would be so much more than changing diapers, wiping noses, & bedtime stories.  These two little boys have transformed me into more than I ever thought I could be.  And that's simply magical.

My Simple Things Sunday photo is simply my babies who can't keep their hands off of each other.  Happy, healthy, and I love them more than I ever knew was possible.

{Unexpected Sweetness}
On the way to the Farmer's Market yesterday I got the best mother's day gift ever.

Me: "It's such a beautiful day!"
Ethan: "Just like you."

The countdown to summer is officially on...and then I get him back!  And I can't get enough of those sweet freckles on his nose.

{Words of Wisdom}
Living in the moment.  In the world of mothering its called different things..."being present", "in tune", "connected".   Feeling like I'm there for me kids...not just physically, but mentally & spiritually, has always been high on this Toad's priority list, but this book "Mitten Strings For God" has reaffirmed just how vital it is.  

My new friend Amanda Oaks (You'll be hearing more about her in future post for sure! She's one of those women you can't learn enough from!) keeps these on hand to give to people.  (So cool.) Last time I saw her she gave me one & I've devoured it. 

So, if you're hungry for a good read or feel like you're just running around like crazy and want some good motivation to slow down your life for you & your kids...

Oh, and bless all of you women who make such a difference in the lives of so many...and thank-you.
Love, Toady


Unknown said...

Your boys are precious! Isn't it amazing what we go through as mothers! Happy Mother's Day!

Unknown said...

Such beautiful photos and sentiment. lovely

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