I just learned that I'm a nominee in two categories for the Christian Women Online Awards: the Friendship Award, and the Best Mommy Award. I am deeply honored, totally humbled, and I appreciate your nominations, really and truly. For grins, I put the nominee banners on my sidebar, but they're ginormous, aren't they? I'm feeling sheepish--I think I'll take those down in a day or two.
But GOOD NIGHT NANCY I feel like I have you all fooled, if anyone thinks I deserve the Best Mommy Award. If the award is for wanting to be a good mommy, well, of course that is my greatest desire. But actually managing it? Truly, if you could've seen how horribly grouchy I was with my kids this week....*sigh*....well, I'm glad you couldn't. I'm sure if I told my kids about the nomination I'd be met with blank stares.
It's the one thing about mommy-blogging that gets my goat every now and then. I tend to record the sweet moments, those adrenaline-filled episodes when I know I delivered just the right bit of wisdom or gentle patience. Sadly, I sometimes feel like they merit recording because those moments are so...well, rare. So much of the time, this mothering gig feels like a constant laboratory in which I, not the kids, am the recipient of daily quizzes on patience, creativity, and fast-thinking. I have to ask for forgiveness. Often.
There. I just had to get that off my chest, in the unlikely event that you somehow read my blog and think, for even a minute, that our life is one sweet, cuddly moment after another. There are in fact, many tantrums, space-outs, and revolts. And that's just from ME.
Anyway, back to the awards...go check out the other nominees (many of whom are my dear blogging buddies) by clicking on the graphic below. It's a great bunch of women, and I'm honored to be in their company.