Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Family

"You don't choose your family.
They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
~Desmond Tutu

I am so thankful for my family! I am especially thankful that my mom has been such a blessing to Little Chick and myself. Growing up I was very close to my father. We were a very tight knit family, but I was my dad's little sidekick and somehow my mom did not get the attention or credit from me that she so deserved. It is funny how as we get older and become parents ourselves, we learn to appreciate our own parents more then we did as a child. Because my Dad and I were so close, it really wasn't until his passing that I began to spend more time with my mom and get to truly know her.
My mom is amazing! She is especially a wonderful grandmother! She is always thinking of Little Chick and singing her songs. The two of them love to do nose kisses and make "one eye" as they like to say. Thankfully my mom lives five minutes away and we are able to spend lots of time together. This is an absolute blessing!
Sometimes we don't realize what we have until we no longer have it. There are so many things I would like to tell my father and thank him for. Having lost him at a younger age, I am making sure to spend quality time with my mom and let her know how much I love her.

I just received two more blog awards from wonderful blogging friends! The first is, once again, The Versatile Blogger award from Jessica at "Mo Shiorghra". Thank you so much! I feel so honored! The next award I received was the Trendy Blog Award from Ashley at Adventures in Mommywood. Thank you so much both of you for thinking of Mama's Little Chick.




Here are the rules for the Trendy Blog Award:

•To receive this award, promise to share this with 5 other BLOGS that you think are Trendy too.•Post about your award in your blog.•List your Top 5 Trendy Blogs.•Share with them.•Leave a link to the Trendy Blog Button.•Tell them they need to give this award out to 5 as well.

I pass this award to: Jessica at "Mo Shiorghra", TV's Take, This Mama Razzi, Twenty Little Toes, Kami at Yellow Kisses.

20 comments:

  1. Aww that was so sweet! And what a coincidence! I wrote about my MIL few hours ago! She's an awesome woman too! You can read about her at:
    http://imafulltimemummy.blogspot.com/2010/06/my-mother-in-law.html

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  2. Oh thank you so much! This means a lot to me! Your mom seems like such a wonderful person, it is so true.. You don't really appreciate your parents till you get older. Thanks again!

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  3. Aww the pics are far too sweet! especially the nose kisses one!! Your kids are very lucky to have such a wonderful grandma around! My granny stays close too and even though am a mom now she still makes me feel like 5 year old with her pampering! :)

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  4. Ooo I so love ur posts. U have sed well, only when we become parents we know the importance of our parents. Love the pics & like i always say grandparents are such a blessing!
    Congrats on the awards!

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  5. congrats on the blogging awards! you deserve them. you have a great blog.

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  6. We are new followers and love your blog!!!! It's fantastic! Sparkly Moms!

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  7. Great post and so true about no truly appreciating our parents until we become parents ourselves. Now I look back on things my mother did and say, "Ohh, now I understand"
    Loving your blog, by the way.

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  8. It's interesting to see things come full circle when you become a mother yourself. You're very fortunate to have such a loving relationship with your mom.

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  9. First of all, this is yet another touching post. the love of Grandparents is just something else. I want my kids to be showered by their love as much as possible.
    Thank you so much for thinking of me for this award!! I really appreciate it. I'll definitely pass it on to other blogger friends

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  10. What a touching post! Little Chick is lucky to have such a wonderful grandma!

    I tagged you on my blog - come stop by and check it out! :D

    Happy Tuesday!

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  11. Very touching post. Yes, we should always appreciate what we have - it may not last but our memories will.

    Your Mom must be so proud.

    Congrats on your awards!!
    xoxo

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  12. Because my Aunt lost my cousin when we were just 21 I try to not miss out on time with her when I can swing it. My Boo Boo loves her soooo much and I feel like my cousin is happy because my Aunt "sort of" has a grandchild to play with and spoil a bit.

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  13. Congrats on your awards and what seems to be a wonderful family!

    I'm following you from blogflow:)
    www.momstheglue.blogspot.com

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  14. This made me tear up. I've been blessed with an amazing mama too. I'm so thankful that my little dude has her!

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  15. Love this post! Congrats on your award :)

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  16. What a blessing for an amazing momma, and dad! :-D Beautiful post ;Yay for awards and thank you for your aloha on my blog.

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  17. I agree that you don't fully appreciate your own parents until you become one. I'm getting to know my mom in a whole new way and its great seeing her and my baby girl bonding. Priceless.

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  18. MamaHen, great post and probably true for most Mom's. Also congrats on the awards and the award in return! You are a rock star blogger :-)

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  19. Wonderful and heartfelt post! I loved the photos especially the nose kisses. Simply adorable!

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  20. Awww - thank you so much for the award! I love those pics - they are so awesome!

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