gallamore west: Finding "my thing"... Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Finding "my thing"... Happy Mother's Day!

Our sweet Sam and I have had the same conversation a few 
times. He's looking for "his thing" in life...

He tried T-ball and liked it, but didn't loooove it.

He tried soccer and absolutely hated it {insert sad mama face here}  I mean he hated, hated, hated it.  He enjoyed it so little that I couldn't even find a picture for this post.

He tried Karate and we thought he had found "his thing" but now he's decided that Karate is definitely not it.  Getting through these last few weeks is HARD.

He somehow feels like he has a mission in life at the age of 7 to find "his thing. So during one of our recent conversations, I told him about me growing up.

I played the piano from Kindergarten until 9th grade, and I despised it.  It was so not "my thing" at all. I quit in 9th grade because I finally wore down my mom with my non-stop begging to quit. {and of course I now regret it...shh!}

I liked soccer, but didn't start playing until 8th grade so I wasn't good enough to get playing time on the field and quit in 10th grade.

I've never taken a single dance class in my life, and if you've ever seen my moves... I'm really, really bad.

I bought a sewing machine a year and a half ago.  After sewing a couple of very crooked pillow covers, it broke.

I got a degree in International Business, 
but that is clearly not my thing.

I guess I never really found "my thing" either. Until I had Sam that is, and then I knew that I had indeed found it.  

"My thing" is being Mom, Mama, Mommy, to our boys.

While I don't have it all together by any means and constantly have 10 to-do lists going at a time {none of which get everything crossed off... I just keep moving stuff from one list to another}, I know I've found my place in life.

"My thing" includes cuddle expert, kisser of boo-boos, middle of the night nurse, short-order cook, school tutor, taxi driver, personal shopper, social coordinator, finance manager, organizational expert {in training}, party planner, housekeeper, nutritionist, schedule coordinator, lullaby singer, recreational specialist, bedtime story reader, homework helper, speech therapy assistant, weed puller, cheerleader, baker, and as all moms know, this list could go on and on endlessly.

And it is all worth it.  It's an amazing feeling to finally have found "my thing" in life.  
I am so blessed to be called Mom.

Happy Mother's Day!  

To all of you who enjoy the privilege to be called Mom, to all of you who yearn to be called Mom, to all of you who nurture... it's "your thing" and I hope you enjoyed your special day.    xoxo  


Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Such a sweet post. Sam looks like such a great kid. I hope he finds his "thing". :)

utahnelsonfamily said...

very well said Laurie, Thanks for your posts

Reannah @ {Shaped by Grace} said...

Super sweet post Laurie!! Thinking of you today!! xoxo I hope Sam finds his "thing" too! Maybe his "thing" right now is to just be a super cool kid. ;-) Happy Mother's Day again!

Delightful Deets said...

So so darling! My son just started soccer and I think he likes it, but doesn't love it. We do have a ton in common :) Are you related or good friends with Jen from Twiddler House? I feel like I have heard about you from her...Anywho sorry to mess up your perfect 300, I'm following you back :) Have a great rest of your week!

Julie M. said...

What a beautiful post Laurie. I don't think it could have been said any better. I just saw on facebook that you welcomed a new addition into the family - congratulations!!

Jen said...

Love this post! Hope you're having fun doing "your thing" with all those sweet little boys! ;)


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