Motherhood: Sometimes It’s Like This

I love you.

I’ll always love you.

I love you more today than yesterday.

Nothing you could ever do would stop me from loving you.

What ARE you doing?

Well, stop it.

No, now.

Yes, it’s important.

Go outside.

There shall no evil befall thee.

It’s good for you.

You’ll thank me someday.

Did you clean your room?

I’m not going to ask you again.

Okay. That’s pretty good.

Yes, we can do that.

I am really proud of you.

Stop bugging your brother.

I said quit it.

Get off him NOW.

You want what?

You’ve gotta be kidding.

Do you know how much that costs?

I’ll think about it.

Ask your Dad.

No, I’m not changing my mind.

Clean your room.

Don’t just pile everything in your closet.

Give me a hug.

You just fit.

You are SO sweet.

Yes, you have to eat it.

It’s not that gross.

Please hang up your coat.

Come on, it’s not that complicated.

I love you more.

You’re really silly.

Don’t leave your stuff all over the living room.

Cramming Legos under the couch it NOT “picking up.”

That’s a good idea.

You are so cool.

Great job.

Not today.

Maybe tomorrow.

I promise.

Why do you keep asking?

No. Because I said so.

I mean it.

God means it.

You are adorable.

Practice your piano.

Sure, I’ll play a game with you.

You’re good.

Why do you always win?

Stop picking at each other.

Apologize to him.

Yes, you gotta.

Are those clothes on your bedroom floor dirty or clean?

I love you.

What do you wanna do?

It’s all right with me if it’s all right with Dad.

Good idea.

You are just too cute.

Nice shot.

What a beautiful swing.

I love to watch you play.

Don’t pile all your shoes in the kitchen.


Stop it.

Don’t hit him.

I don’t care if he hit you first.

I don’t want to hear who started it.

That’s enough.

No. End of discussion.

Turn that thing off.

Go clean your room.

Yes, that includes making your bed.

I’m sorry.

You are getting so tall.

Sit up straight.

Say “excuse me.”

That’s disgusting.

Don’t do that.

Here’s another hug.

Thank you.

Put your clean clothes in your dresser.

Good hit!

What a shot!

Don’t give me that look.

If you want to go, I’ll take you.

That was great fun.

Are these your baseball cards all over the table?

Thanks for picking up your clothes.

I loved you first.

You want me to go with you?

I’d love to.

Watch your mouth.

Yes, it matters.

Don’t act smart.

Thanks for bringing in the groceries.

You’re a terrific kid.

I told you no.

Don’t make me yell at you.

That’s just the way it is.

Pray about it.

I love you.

Give me a kiss.

You were very polite to them.

I’m glad God gave you to me.

God is faithful.

Give me another hug.

I REALLY thank God for you.

Even when you’re so goofy.

Bless you.

I love you MORE.

Than you’ll ever know.

Bigger family 1988


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  • Reply Kelly Stanley May 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Beautiful. And so so true.

    • Reply Jama Bigger May 12, 2013 at 11:50 am

      Thanks, Kelly. I think it echoes what most moms have said for generations. You know He’s with you every minute of today. Honor the mother who showed your a blessed motherhood path.

  • Reply CathyShouse May 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I really enjoyed this. You’ve captured the act of mothering very well!

    • Reply Jama Bigger May 12, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Oh, this post could have gone on for pages with all the bossiness and blessings of mothering!

  • Reply Hank Nuwer May 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    very nice.

    • Reply Jama Bigger May 12, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Thanks, Hank!

  • Reply terrypetersen May 12, 2013 at 10:36 am

    sounds familiar

    • Reply Jama Bigger May 12, 2013 at 11:56 am

      I often heard my mother’s words coming out of my mouth 🙂

  • Reply Joanne Seaman May 13, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    LOVE this! LOVE the pictures! What memories! Just perfectly put together.

    • Reply Jama Bigger May 14, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Oh, Joanne, I love you! 🙂

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