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Celebrating Motherhood

I can’t always say that being a mother is always easy. I can’t say that I’ve always been the best mother on every single day. That I’ve read a bedtime story every night, or always kept my cool. I can say that I enjoy being with my child (most of the time) and that’s because we spend a lot of time together as a family. I do a lot of mothering, kissing of knees, reading of books. Even on Mother’s Day I did my mothering. It’s the little things really that my children will remember the most, the time we spend together.mothers day 2012 Benson Hotel Downtown Portland Or

On Mother’s Day I celebrated my children and spent the day loving them. I gave respect to the wonderful women who are a part of my life. On Mother’s Day I celebrated all the love and joy they bring to me, even if it is most of the time. Motherhood is not easy, its selfless love. I’ve learned over the years its harder to be selfless than it is to mother but being a good mother is being selfless. Giving them more of myself than I do myself.kaila brooklin may 2012 flower wall japanese gardens portland, or

Motherhood isn’t always perfect but my children love me anyway.kaila brooklin may 2012 rock garden japanese gardens portland oregon

I had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year.japanese gardens portland or downtown

Our family after brunch at The Benson Hotel.kaila brooklin japanese gardens portland, or

We then went to the Portland Japanese Gardens and enjoyed walking through and exploring.

How did you spend your Mother’s Day?



  1. Sandy VanHoey on June 5, 2012 at 1:47 am

    It sounds to me like you’re an awesome mom and all the things you mentioned, we all go through. It is a very demanding job but the most rewarding ever. I had an elderly lady tell me back when my kids were babies to enjoy it because it’ll seem like tomorrow they’ll be grown. How true of a statement that was as I’m a grandmother of 9 wonderful grandchildren.

  2. shelly peterson on May 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

    That was nicely put Kristin 🙂 Beautiful pics. We have a Japanese Gardens here too, I haven’t been in a while so I think I need to make plans to go. Spent my day with most of my kids at Riverfront Park and then to a movie that night with my oldest son. It was a great day!

  3. Rosey on May 16, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Those are great pictures. I’m glad you had a wonderful day.

  4. amy v on May 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

    such lovely pictures! i also had a wonderful mother’s day! we went to church and then brunch with my whole family and then back to my parents’ house. it was a happy, joy-filled day!