Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things


I found this while cleaning out a bunch of old papers and wanted to share it before I pitched it (trying to get rid of stuff).

This describes why I love for my kids to nap on me, why I stay home with them, why I snuggle close to 2 of them at night while growing another in my body and having another 2 not far from me in their own little bedroom.

This describes why I’m constantly giving things away and why I didn’t freak out when a neat bowl we got for our wedding got broken last week. You can certainly tell by the things in my home that I’m not a decorator and don’t care about how my furniture looks to the world as long as it’s functional and can stand kids jumping on it. Mom has always told me I don’t know how to take care of things, and she is right. I lose things. I break things. Yes, that is a fault.

But …

I’ve never forgotten my kid in the car when I went in to a store. I’ve never left my kid at a place because I forgot to pack him or her in the van. I may not take care of things, but I take damn good care of my children and pretty good care of my poor, often-neglected husband.

7 comments:

  1. i agree with everything you said besides a bowl from my wedding getting broken.....that didnt happen to me.but i always lose,misplace, and break things but my children are taken care of the best they could be

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  2. You know, I think I'll share this post with my mom. Sometimes I don't think she realizes how great she is.
    Awesome post, Kerrie! :)

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  3. That ehow thing is still in the way... guess I'll come back next week and see if it is gone..... it's annoying.....

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  4. AMEN!! I'm glad someone else out there is like me... not a clean queen or the such, but just a loving Mom who cleans every once in a while and spends the rest of the time with my family!

    Take care!! ;0)

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  5. Do you know how to change the size of your ehow widget? If you don't post to me or email me..and I will help ya.

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  6. One of my favorite memories in when my 10 year old son knocked five salad plates off the counter, breaking them all. I stood staring at the mess and he said...Remember Mom, we USE things but we LOVE people. Smiles....

    Have a Thankful Thursday
    from Roberta Anne

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  7. that is copyright infringement using that Mary Englebright picture....I am gonna beat yo ass.....

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