Some houses try to hide the fact
that children shelter there.
Ours boasts of it quite openly,
the signs are everywhere.
For smears are on the windows,
little smudges on the doors,
I should apologize, I guess,
for toys strewn on the floor.
But I sat down with the children
and we played and laughed and read;
And if the doorbell doesn't shine,
their eyes will shine instead.
For when at times I'm forced to choose
the one job or the other;
I like to be a housewife but
I love to be a mother.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there, especially my own mother, and my mother-in-law too. Chances are, if you are a mommy out there reading this, you have in some way impacted my life for the better, perhaps an encouraging conversation, a recipe shared, advice given, or knowledge imparted--I'm thankful for all the "mothers" in my life and the vast stores of experiences they represent. I hope each and every one of you enjoy a blessed day with your families.