Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I had such a wonderful Mother's Day! I love my three boys. Thank you for making each day an adventure! I also want to say thank you to my MAMA and my Mother-in-law, I love you both so much!

Our Sunday started by going to church together and listening to a beautiful homily about being a MOM. All the Mothers went up to the front to receive a lovely rose! Unfortunately my rose did not make it home, but it entertained the boys for at least good hour I would say :). Nate would tickle Ben with it while they were in their car seats. Then they started hitting each other with it. HaHaHa!

After mass we drove up to LA for the day and did some exploring. We did a little walking around at The Grove, a large outdoor shopping mall.
Then we went to west Hollywood for some lunch and frozen yogurt.

Then we made our way to a park to burn off some energy.

We stopped at Sunset Beach on the way home. What a perfect day with the family!

Lastly I wanted to share with you one of my most favorite and inspiring "Mother Songs". It is a song by Jenny Klement. She was my RCIA teacher when I became Catholic nine years ago. She has always been someone that I've looked up to. She is an amazing artist, teacher, as well as a mother of five beautiful children. This song really helps me keep my focus on my purpose of being a mama.
"Be There" by Jenny Klement (
As moms, we wear so many hats – our job never ends. But beyond the veil of the rush of activity and endless responsibilities, may we never lose sight of that which is most important… just being there.
As I wake up each morning and get ready for work I pray for lots of love and grace and a simple heart to serve ‘Cuz I don’t have the kind of job that earns a daily wage Except the priceless look of joy - I see in my child’s face I’m a manager of discipline, good manners and chores I’m a lawyer who’s just trying to resolve the latest quarrel The cook who makes sure tummies are well nourished and well-fed The maid who gives free lessons on how to make a bed But the most important job description I could ever bear Is a mom who loves her kids enough to simply - be there I’m quick to stop and catch my breath in the middle of the day It’s a wonder people do this job when they never stop and pray ‘Cuz there’s no 9 to 5 in this position that I hold On call around the clock - my title’s written in my soul I’m the fix it man whose there when my child’s world falls apart And the only doctor who can heal their bumps and scrapes and scars I’m a referee who’s got to make sure all the rules are fair And the coach that sees that everyone gets lots of time to play But the most important job description I could ever bear Is a mom who loves her kids enough to simply - be there When I face You, God in heaven at the evening of my life I won’t take a thing that money here on earth could buy Stripped of all my honors, my degrees and my awards As You search me I know just what You’ll be looking for The teacher who taught lessons in how to live for You The counselor who listened and led them to the truth The advisor who advised on where true profit will come from The investor who invested endless hours, endless love Cuz the most important job description I could ever bear Is a mom who loves her kids enough to simply - be there

1 comment:

  1. it looks like you had a FABULOUS mother's day! you looked so happy & beautiful with all your boys!

    love you pipi!