Sunday, May 4, 2008


I'm entering another contest, well, I guess you could say it's part of the same contest as the one I entered below, although I didn't make it into the finalists with that one. Anyway, that's aside from the point here...this contest is asking for a Motherhood Moment. I actually read every single entry that they have so far and now I'm not even sure I want to do it myself, they were so wonderful I can't possible compete. But this is for me. Because right now I need to remind myself that although being a mother is not always easy, and that what's easy is being down on myself, it's the little moments that make it worth it. Oh, so worth it! I can't pick just one moment, and I can't ever seem to find the right words to express what those moments feel like, but it is those moments (and if you're a mother you know what I'm talking about) that make being a mother, well..... priceless.

A giggle, a laugh, holding them near.
Laughing, chasing, tickling, snuggling.
A shy little smile, wiping a tear.

A kiss, a caress, a sweet lullaby.

Rocking, sleeping, cooing, dreaming.

A heart now so full, you can't help but cry.

A mother learns the language of love when she sets eyes on her angel(s) from above. And just when I think I've learned it, that my heart couldn't love any more, another sweet moment comes.

Here are some of my Motherhood moments (there are just so many but here are a few):

First there was one....isn't he cute?

Then we added another, (and our whole family almost fit on that bed)

Then we were shocked, no way! TWO more?!

Here are my sweet little ones!

This is us now, well a few months ago anyway. (Aren't all my boys sooo handsome?)


  1. Love the older pictures. It is fun to go back in time and see your family.

    I agree that being a mom is the absolute hardest job in the word, but oh so worth it. You are a great example of motherhood to me.


  2. Adoreable...thanks for sharing!!

  3. Hi Sharla, you're the winner of the Boden SKR shoes on Hip Mama's Place! Congrats! pls send me your address info at hipmamasplaceat)gmaildotcom.

  4. Hey Sharla! It's Mandi Fast. I saw your blog from Amanda Nelson's blog. You look great and your kids are adorable! Anyway, just wanted to say hi! Love, Mandi

  5. Hi Sharla! Of course I don't mind! I'm going to add you too! :) Well, I hope we can keep in touch! Talk to you soon!

  6. What a sweet little family!! Cute pictures of the past

  7. Hey girl,
    I think I found your blog through Rey and Melanie's blog???? Anyway, I love reading it and yes, I linked yours on mine. I hope that is okay...if not, just let me know and I will delete it. And you are more than welcome to link mine.
    The boys are sooo handsome and you look great as well! I think I am going to copy you and post pics from the start of our family....such a cool idea!!!!

  8. Oh goodness, Amanda (your SIL) said you had twin boys, I didn't realize they were a year already! Dang! lol. Your boys are *all* handsome though, awww. I'm so glad you found me, your family is beautiful!