Well I am a mother of 5 beautiful children, calista who is 4, camryn who is 3 braiden and kiya who are almost 2 and kaydence who is just 3 weeks old.  Maybe it is my post partum hormones but just looking at all my children these last few weeks I have seen some magnificent things.  For example, Kiya she has the stubborness of a 30 year old male but it is that stubborness and her demanding that has her potty trained before 2 years old.  And Calista she is an overwhelming drama queen but it is that drama that makes me laugh on a daily basis.  Camryn she is all fun and games not a serious drop of blood in the girl but it is that live life to the fullest ambition that will take her far.  Braiden my one and only boy braiden is a true troublemaker, but it is that troublemaker who keeps me on my toes day by day to make sure I don't miss a beat.  And kaydence, my last little angel, at 3 weeks old I am not sure what her defining trait will be but I am sure that no matter how much it drives me nuts sometimes that it will have a good side to it too. 

My 3 year old the other day asked me if I loved her the most and not knowing what to say I said i love you and she said yea mommy but do you love me the MOST?  and I thought for a minute trying to come up with a clever way to distract her from this question and it didn't work.  So finally I told her that i loved all of the kids the most and that when mommies have babies they get a special little spot in their heart for that child and everyone's spot is the same size and holds the MOST love.  she was satisfied with that answer and went on to go play.

I guess the meaning of this whole journal was just to let everyone know....

On your hardest day with your child remember that you only get to live that day once and it is gone.  So if they are scared hold them, if they are sad wipe their tears, when they are happy laugh with them and when they finally go to sleep and you have some time to yourself, sneak in their room give them an extra kiss and whisper that you love them once more.

I never knew that I would have enough love and patience for 5 children under age 4 and a fiancee who can't make wedding plans to save his life!  I still don't know how I got it but I'm glad I have it because the days that take the most patience also show the children the most love.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 10:52 PM

 WOW- Five Children under the age of Five! You are a Brave Mommy! I can hear in your post how Blessed & Proud you feel as a Mom- I can also hear how Wonderful Of A Mommy you are! Your kids are Very Lucky to have you- Take Care

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Feb. 4, 2008 at 10:45 AM Hello to another mom of many !

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Feb. 5, 2008 at 3:12 PM I have four children 6,5,2 and 6 months. My first three were boys now I have a girl. What a difference. I think it is so cool that you have 5. We decided that 4 was a good number...Yet all I have been doing for 6 years is having babies so I will miss it dearly.

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May. 27, 2008 at 5:56 PM

I am blessed with 5 children also, although their ages are much more spread out than yours! (3, 5, 11, 14, and 15)  I have raced through life so fast, and now, at the ripe old age of 38 (LOL) I am finally working harder at not working so hard so that I can enjoy my blessings.

Thank you for a beautiful journal post to help remind me to enjoy my babies!

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