Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I'm hatching some plans that should make this year a big one for me as a mother. And Mark and I have been investing some good thought and prayer on how to better helm this family's progress. I have a long, long list of things to be grateful for, and it begins and ends with this family.

At dinner, Mark commanded each of the kids to pay me a Mother's Day compliment:

"She has long, blonde hair."
(I think this is because in sacrament meeting today I pointed out to her a family of gorgeous dark-haired daughters and a blonde mother.)

Levi (waxing a bit silly)
"She's as sweet and righteous as an angel."

Roscoe (responding to Mark's pride and exhaustion over having made dinner)
"She makes dinner every day."

"She's good at solving problems."
(When I asked him what he meant, he said, "When Jesse throws a fit, you don't.")

Jesse (with complete sincerity and fervor):
"She's nice."


  1. Awwwwww! Those are so cute and sweet! What great kids. ...It must be something about their great mother that makes them that way...

  2. What outstanding compliments! I agree with every single one of them!

  3. I echo Nancy's comment. I almost got choked up imagining your wonderful children paying respect to their amazing mother!