I love these pictures of my girls. Goldie is watching geese fly south (her favorite thing to do these days), and Annie is just happy to be on a swing. These two teach me a lot, as I'm sure most little children do with their mothers. The simplest things make them happy. They are content in these photos, just enjoying being outside and with each other. What more could a mother ask for?
I have weak moments as a mom... I've said this before. Sometimes I am ashamed of how I react to certain things, but at least I am aware of my weaknesses and try to be better. That's all we can do at the end of the day: try to be better. Christ will make up for the rest... I am so thankful for the beauty of the Atonement.
I have a piece of thin rope tied around my wrist as a reminder to keep my cool when my girls are driving me crazy. This happens mostly on rainy days when we're cooped up in our apartment and there isn't much space to run around and be free. So, instead they decide to pick on each other (not all of the time, but time enough!) and it really upsets me. I have to remember though, they are so little. They're learning about emotions and how to properly express them, and how will they learn what's right if their mother isn't setting a good example? Ugh, that one always hits me hard.
At the end of the day, they are fed, happy, filled with hugs and kisses and all things positive, and they are warm in their beds. I have done a good job, and my children know their mother loves them.
So, so thankful for Annie and Goldie. My two best friends.
Their dad ain't half bad either ;)