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Mother’s Day.  Sometimes I don’t really believe I’m old enough to be celebrating mothers day.  Or maybe grown up enough to be a mom.  Or even more so . . . capable of being a mom to {almost} 4 little la las.  

This year, this holiday has me thinking.  And likely, because I’m about to add to my nest and mother another little life.  It’s really a sobering thought, a bigger than life kind of task, an awesome responsibility, no greater honor and the greatest kind of privilege.  It’s a pretty big deal wrapped in little package.

Some days I feel like a giant failure.  Like today, when I wasn’t aware that it was teacher appreciation day.  I felt so guilty that my littles were the only ones walking in without flowers for their teachers.  I cried (thank you hormones) and then found a way to get flowers to them by lunch time but I still felt like “that” mom (whatever “that” mom is anyways and as of today all judgement is out the door).

But I also felt pretty elated when I went to a little mother’s day tea in L’s class and they sang about how great and wonderful their mom’s are (even if it was to the tune of “my bologna has a first name…”).  Our eyes met, I could the love pouring from his big blues and I’m quite certain he really meant every word he sang.

I’m pretty sure that either way, this mothering thing wrecks you.  In good ways and sometimes in bad.  I’m focusing more on the good and if there is more of that than I’m sure the bad will be little remembered.

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Every Day because after all you are a mom 365.

Here are a few of my fav links:

A perfectly written Mother’s Day post.

How to control your bangs

I told you yellow has been making me all smiles.  Here is a good hit of it.

Pretty up your iphone

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  • Simply Mel {Reverie}
    Commented on May 6th, 2011 at 12:41am

    totally love the last part ~ the good will definitely outweigh the bad.

    lovely post and great links!

    thinking of you and that sweet baby-to-be.

    happy mother's day!

  • meenal bishnoi
    Commented on May 6th, 2011 at 1:02am

    What a lovely image that is..so beautiful..a very happy mother's day to you..wouldn't it be a great gift if you had the baby on sunday!!all the very best! have noted your new site..will update my link..thankyou for your beautiful comment on my blog, trina..really appreciate it..xx meenal

  • KeishaCory
    Commented on May 6th, 2011 at 11:58am

    Trina, this made me tear up! I had this kindof emotional
    day yesterday and the day before when I too missed the
    memo on teacher appreciation day! I felt like " that mom" and being "that mom" sucks!!
    Thankfully I had the chance to redeem myself today as the
    Mystery reader… Ha!
    Your doing great!

  • Claudia Lane
    Commented on May 6th, 2011 at 4:38pm

    We've all been that mum at some stage Trina (I know I certainly have!) The fact that you felt the way you did proves that you are a fantastic mum. You are doing a super job…4 children…I admire you so much, I have three and struggling badly at times. Our kids' love is the proof that we are doing the right thing-I keep telling myself! :))
    Have a fantastic day on Sunday. xo

  • BeachVintage.com
    Commented on May 6th, 2011 at 6:46pm

    We have all been there with forgetting the teacher thing. Dont worry too much about it. You will chuckle about it in a few years. Over a wine or two….

  • Brandi {not your average ordinary}
    Commented on May 6th, 2011 at 6:58pm

    Trina, you're a fantastic mom — don't you ever doubt that. We all mess up, but the most important thing is that you're raising some pretty amazing people. That's all you really need to get right. Happy Mother's Day to one of the most incredible ladies and mothers I know — you.

  • Anne W
    Commented on May 18th, 2011 at 9:33am

    Hi Trina–I just found your blog through TwoEllie and wanted to say hi and congrats on your new little love! I stand in awe of you and your brood of FOUR! I totally agree that motherhood certainly wrecks you–I love that description. It definitely changes you forever, and whether it wrecks you for good or for bad, I’m trying to believe that it’s all a measure of grace from a good God. Blessings to you! xoxo

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