Sunday, May 13, 2007


The bakery lady at the store today told me that I look too young to be the mom of an 18 year old.
I pick up donuts on Sunday mornings for church, and she and I have gotten to know each other some, and as I ordered Hannah's graduation cake this morning she mentioned this. I thanked her with a big smile on my face. I guess I should not tell her that my oldest is 35 this year, huh? I love the looks on people's faces when I tell them that--not that I get it that often anymore. Ok, I am not quite old enough to be A & B' s real mamma, but they were so young when I took over, it seems so. I appreciate that they treat me as a mom, even though I didn't do much right way back then--a lot of things terribly wrong as well.
Wouldn't this world be so much better if we all concentrated on doing a better job of parenting than our parents did? That's my goal, and I fully expect that my children will do a better job than I did. Keep the momentum going.
God was gracious to give me another chance to do better with H & E. Thanks Papa.
On this Mother's day I thank God for the chance to raise four wonderful human beings, watch them grow, make mistakes, follow His leading, be blessed with wonderful spouses, and generally be awesome people.


Brandy Dopkins said...

Happy Mothers day, Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kristi noser said...

Thanks my peewee girl, I bought you a present for today--I can't wait for you to get to work and see it. mmmuuuuuhhhhaaaahahahahah

hannahjane said...

you're the best mom ever!

we looooove you!!!

kristi noser said...

Thanks my baby girl.