Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Hard Work of Motherhood


Lately, I haven't felt like blogging as much as I normally do.

I guess I've been indulging in the beautiful, secret world that only my kids and I know.

Maybe you and your children also hold the precious key to this happy place.

If you do, I hope that you go there as often as possible.


Today in our heavenly little world, Scarlett served us lunch.  She put the whole thing together: carrots and dip, celery and peanut butter, oranges, grapes, yogurt, and water.  She set the table and poured our drinks with such care.

She made me SO. PROUD.


I have said recently, that I look at Scarlett and I see a girl who will make a great CEO someday...or President of the United States.  She is a natural born leader with an amazing gift of compassion for others.  She is a true gem.

My comment came echoing back to me, as Scarlett looked back at me today and said with her quiet and beautiful actions:  But you know I'll be a Mother someday, Mommy.  And that is the work that I love to do...just like you.


This is what Scarlett looked like yesterday right before we went to Kindergarten registration.  Do you think she's excited?

16 comments:

  1. She has such a wonderful spirit, Jocelyn. You are one lucky mom!

    =)

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh she's excited and she's so ready!  But personally, I would prefer she NOT be a CEO or President. I'm old enough to think that's still a man's world, and also feel men oughta step up a whole lot more and a whole lot faster and get these jobs done.  And honor the job women do in the home as wives and moms.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh, I agree,I don't want her to be either one, because I know there is a much BETTER job out there waiting for her when the time is right.  I was just saying, that she has the skill set to do an amazing job in that world...but I know she's needed elsewhere!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a great post! Motherhood is the hardest, best, most joyous, craziest, and most rewarding job EVER!! Love it!

    And I love her socks! I notice weird things! But that's how I used to wear my socks, just a little different!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You are so wise to soak up each and every moment! I remember times with my youngest son...youngest of 6...before he went off to kindergarten. He is now at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, and in 3 1/2 week will be off to South Korea to teach the people he has grown to love. All those years... pumpkin reports, class parties, trumpet lessons, football games...went by in a flash! Scarlett looks just like Elder Rice did...so many years ago. Hurrah for a mom who chooses to sacrifice what the world has to offer for a precious meal prepared and served like her mommy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. (and she is wearing an apron just like Mommy!...)

    I think that the world needs more children who were loved, who are secure in themselves, and who are leaders.  No matter if they are raising the future generation (by being mothers and fathers) or leading us all, we need them.

    What a wonderful blessing being mothers to these precious children is.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a sweet girl and a sweet moment.  I love her apron.  Such a precious memory.

    ReplyDelete
  8. what a sweet witness to the value of the work you are doing as mother...I remember wanting to either be a movie star or a telephone operator one day because my widowed mom worked for AT&T. She also was my mom...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Jocelyn; this was priceless. This is truly  your moment to just have joy in your children. The time goes fast and then you are grandma and you will look back on these precious moments often.
    Blessings to you for a moment of reflection today.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a wonderful serving heart she has, and what a precious moment to share! 

    ReplyDelete
  11. Moment like this is So precious, she is just like you. Love you friend.

    ReplyDelete
  12. The greatsest and fondest memories of my childhood was playing house tea set, my Barbies and my Tumberlina doll (she was my favorite doll and when you wind her she moved like a real baby)...I miss her the most. Those memories are the best memories ever and I hope your girls always remember those special meals they prepare because I did them too...they are priceless.

    ReplyDelete
  13. LatterdaycraftersThursday, April 12, 2012

    You are so right Jocelyn!  There is no work that can compare to motherhood :)  My reality check happened when my daughter was 4 years old and we found out that she had leukemia and a deadly fungal infection, I looked at her small frail body fighting for life, and all I could ask myself was,  "Have I been everything that she needed me to be?"  She and my other 4 children were the VERY MOST IMPORTANT things in my husband's and my life.  Nothing can compare to the joy that comes from motherhood!  And sometimes nothing can be harder.....When you truly dedicate yourself to a NOBEL cause!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yes, you would be a great CEO because you are one all ready. 

    ReplyDelete
  15. thedamselindisdressSaturday, April 14, 2012

    Hi Jocelyn! It's been forever since I've read blogs, and yours is one of the ones I miss the most. Thanks for all you do.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ah, same here!  I realized around Christmastime, that I just could not do (or read) it ALL! :)  But your blog will always be a favorite of mine too! :)  Thanks for stopping by, Damsel!

    ReplyDelete

Your comments matter! Thanks for leaving one...