Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Best Mom...my wife





I have come to love Helena even more as I see her nurture and raise my two children. I'm grateful for her patience with them, but mostly her love. Helena is completely selfless when it comes to them.

I often forget that Esme is only 6 months old and continues to wake up once or twice during the night. I forget because Helena silently goes to her, feeds her, and puts her back to bed without a peep and never complaining. I remember her taking breaks from a long day and expect her to be up in her room taking a nap. Many times I’ve caught her just lying in bed playing with Esme instead, which to her, is the best treat she could have. Her lovely voice says it all, if any of you have heard her talk to or about either of our kids.

Eli will be 4 before we know it and he’s starting to be a handful. In Helena’s busy schedule, she still finds time in the day to play with him. This morning for Mother’s Day breakfast, her idea of a treat was to have one-on-one time with Eli making breakfast. Both of them really enjoyed it. She’s always referred to Eli as her buddy because they do everything together, even take care of Esme.

I admire most in Helena is her love for my kids. She would rather be spending time with them than anything else. That’s a big reason why she has the hobbies she does. She is into photography so she can have professional pictures of the kids growing up. Her main topic on the blog is the kids. Her other main topic is her craftiness with felt, sewing, and the like. Most of those projects have to do with things she makes for either Eli or Esme.

Thank you for being the best mother Helena. Thank you for your sacrifice in bringing them into the world. I love you very much and appreciate your hardwork and selflessness. Besides nurturing them, you put up with me and I know that’s a lot. I’ve told you before and I’ll always believe it: Going to work everyday to pay the bills and put food on our table is nothing in comparison to what you have to do every day. You tidy, teach Eli about the world and the Gospel, give the kids naps, make sure they have a good schedule, prepare 3 homemade, healthy meals a day, keep the house clean, run errands, blog, make handmade crafts for gifts, clean up after a messy husband, clean up after a 3 year old, change diapers, and a myriad of other daily tasks that I'm too dense to know about. I would think a stellar mom is one who is willing to do a few of those things. You do it all. I couldn’t trade places with you because I know I’d fall short. I love you and hope you know that through word and action this Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day Helena!

With love,

Brian

9 comments:

Sarah Flib said...

Fantastic tribute to a wonderful mom. And Helena, you tried the clip in Esme's hair! I love it.

cirila said...

Well said Brian. Happy Mother's day Lena!

Robnz Fam said...

Those pics are so cute!!!! Love them. I wrote more about this post below..

Anna said...

What a great Mother's Day gift Brian, paying tribute to Lena. :)

Don Ashley Carter and Tigger said...

What adorable pictures, and what a sweet post Brian. Happy mothers Day Helena! :)

Kim said...

Aw, what a sweet post, Bri. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Helena. You are an amazing mom!

Manda said...

Bri, that was beautiful...and so true! You are a lucky man. She is an amazing woman.
I love the pics, too!! I'm missing you guys a lot. I'm glad you are well, though. Love you!

Esther said...

What a sweet post! Helena, you are amazing! I loved reading what Brian wrote about you as a mother! Cute pictures too! Thanks for the inspiration, I want to be a better mom!

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