The Crazy Suburban Mom: Treasuring everyday as a mother

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Treasuring everyday as a mother

Johnson's is sponsoring a campaign called Treasure Everyday Joy and I really wanted to be a part of it:

First, Johnson's has made it super-duper easy (and also free for you) to donate to the March of Dimes with a mouse-click.  No cash involved, just a click.  For every  LIKE on Facebook - And I made the that word LIKE a link directly to Johnson's Facebook page -    Johnson’s will donate $1 to the March of Dimes.

Go click.  I'll wait....

 Now, didn't that feel good?

Next reason - Treasuring everyday joy. My son is nineteen; a lot older then many of the kids inhabiting the mom blogosphere.  I've read posts where moms are afraid that they won't have anything to blog about when their kids get older ... And aren't (or don't do) cute anymore.  I've read that.  It made me sad.

Being a mom starts here (for some)...

belly

One day we see this face staring at us and think we could never love anything so much.

ben3

Then this face shows up one day...

ben2

And this face, which was close to my favorite face..

ben
Until this one. My heart.. I love that face.

Smiling Ben

But honestly, this face...

ben2

The face that follows all the other faces, I don't know - It's the best face so far.  I treasure these moments so much because once that face appears he needs me so much less.  And it tugs at me something awful because he'll be leaving me soon.  Talk about treasuring everyday joy...   

And when that happens I will know I did a good job with all the other faces.  And I will probably cry myself silly for all the right, and wrong reasons.

But until then I Treasure Every Day because you are my Joy.

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* Johnson's will host a series of photo contests on its Facebook page beginning in May. Selected monthly winners will receive one of a variety of prizes and be eligible for the $25,000 Grand Prize, to be announced in January 2012.

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson’s and received Johnson’s Baby products and a  promotional item and to facilitate my review.”

2 Comments:

Babes Mami 5/4/11, 3:53 PM  

Aww...you love your boy! I don't know today and yesterday nate was really REALLY testing (and still is, right now he's in a playpen timeout) my patience. He's making me question having another a baby, it's a rough day.

Love all the pictures of that face!

Lin 5/4/11, 10:38 PM  

I'm with ya, Tracy. I've enjoyed my kids a ton--from little to grown up. And I really like what my kids are turning out to be. That said--I like what I see in your son too! LOVE his blog! :)

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