Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day
I couldn't let today go by without simply expressing my feelings about motherhood. My mom is spectacular. She possessed all the characteristics that a good mother should have. She was patient, kind, nurturing, compassionate, loving, firm but gentle, smart, talented and firmly rooted in her testimony of the importance of developing a personal relationship with the Savior. I don't know if I will ever live up to her example of what it means to be a mother, but it is something I strive to accomplish.
I am so thankful to be a mother. Kelsi has been such a blessing and has brought us so much joy. I never thought I could love and worry so much! She teaches me every day and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity that I have to be her Mother.


(I know my moms smile is a lot more enthusiastic than mine....but I was her second baby and she is just plain tougher than me.)

6 comments:

G-ma Manderino said...

I love you Karina! Happy Mother's Day to you.

Lisa said...

Wow - you and your mom look sooo alike! I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Amanda said...

Happy Mother's Day karina. I hope it was wonderful. You both look so sweet in those pictures :)

The Grimmers said...

SO neat you have those photos together!!!!

thewaddsquad said...

Happy Mother's Day. I think you're one pretty tough cookie. Besides, no one smiles that big after giving birth...it must've been a fluke. :)

Elise said...

Great pictures, and you DO look a lot alike! That was a very sweet post. I love your mom too--she is amazing!