Friday, January 23, 2009

The Best Job in the World

I have the best job in the world. It's great pay, rewarding, with wonderful benefits! The position is called "mom".

And tonight, I received a bonus! It was a really, really early birthday present! (My birthday isn't until August)! Joy evidently made this for me right after my birthday this past year and had it hidden away in her room. She was cleaning in there and found it and couldn't stand the wait. So, I opened my bonus tonight. And boy was it a good one! Wrapped in tissue paper and inside the box, I found the sweetest note and book she wrote me.

This is how the book reads:

Cover - A Wonderful Mom (with a smiley face, a picture of me with heart stickers)

Pg. 1 - A Wonderful Mom (with a heart drawn on it)

Pg. 2 - A Wonderful Mom By: Joy To: My Wonderful Mom (with a smiley face)

Pg. 3 - There once was a wonderful mom. Her name was Tammy. She had 2 kids, two cats and a lovely

Pg. 4 - husband. It was all she could ever want! Her oldest was Colt. He was 19. And her other child was Joy (otherwise known as Joy Max). She was 9. Her husband was:

Pg. 5 - I think 46 or 47. I don't really remember. Anyways, Tammy was 45. And together, they made the best, happiest family in the world (with a picture of all of us)

Pg. 6 - Tammy loved her family and her family loved her. They - as I said - were the happiest family in the whole, wide world. Anyways, they went everywhere together...they did not like to be apart.

Pg. 7 - Also they were was awesome. Anyways....that's about it....Sorry it ended so fast. Have a good summer, winter, spring, or fall.
(she drew a heart here)- Joy, the author.

Pg. 8 - I love u mom. (Drawn here was a rainbow, peace sign, star and smiley face).

On the back - Joy's wonderful mom is the star of this book. Yay!

Ah.....the perks of motherhood.


Linda said...

Awwwwwwwww now that was worth waiting for! Yes, mom is the greatest, hardest sometimes, but greatest job in the world.

~*Marie*~ said...

Awesome!!!! Those are the best rewards, and those are the ones we pull out over and over again and read and reread and feel such a sense of pride and love. Isn't being a mom the greatest!!!!

The Whites said...

Leah Kate wrote a letter for me that was similar to that. Don't you just love it?

I love how you said your job pays well. I'm discovering that to be true more every day!


Janene said...

That is such a wonderful tribute to what kind of Mom you are!
It sounds as if you have a little girl who wants to grow up to be just like you!
You are a great Mom!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Tammy, that is so sweet.. Remember when we all say that "Let's keep Christmas year 'round." Well--it's the same thing for birthdays. Let's keep birthdays year 'round also!!!!! You have a wonderful daughter--and she loves you very much.. What a nice gift!!!

My birthday is in August.. August 5th.. Yours??

Katy said...

What a truly wonderful and sweet gift!!! Those are the best kinds, aren't they? And you are right...being a mother is the best job any woman could ever want!!! :)
(by the birthday is in August too..hehe!)

Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

What a sweet child Joy is. What a blessing she must be in your life.

CozyCoops Corner said...

How sweet and what a wonderful gift!

basketsnprims said...

How wonderful. That would be the best gift any mom could ever receive. You sure have a little sweetheart of a daughter, Tammy.


Stephanie said...

That is so cute! Those are the best kinds of gifts ever!
Its just a little reminder of how wonderful 'job' the parenting can be!

Anonymous said...

How very awesome Tammy! It is so rewarding when our children share their most inner thoughts and feelings written down on paper about us, their parents! :D

I'd say that Joy most definately loves her Mom, Dad and Colt so very much, and that each one of you are ever so special to her!

Joy is such a sweetheart! I've loved her right from the very first time you talked about her to me, when you and I first met on the CS forum when Daniel left to go to Balad, Iraq! Joy, like her Mom, has such a beautiful, loving, and caring heart! You both are so very special!

I really do feel, that the BEST and GREATEST and MOST REWARDING, and at certain times, HARDEST job in this whole wide world is being a MOM & DAD! I know I wouldn't have traded being a MOM for anything in this whole wide world!

You and your family have a very wonderful weekend Tammy!

Love & Blessings,

Luke said...

So cute [smile]. Those are great perks!


countrygirl3031 said...

Awwww Tammy...that's so sweet. I always cry when my kids make me's the best gift ever.


wrcdgc said...

That's a gift you will never get rid of or forget. I agree it's the best job in the world and I love it. Tammy you are so blessed to have such a wonderful thoughtful daughter and family. Oh and early Happy Birthday. :)


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

that is too sweet..out of the mouths of babes..what a sweet must be doing something right...its all written there for you...:)

Zaroga said...

You have a wonderful daughter, Tammy. She is so creative.

Anonymous said...

Just one of the wonderful bonuses of being a mother! That is one of those things that you will cherish for years. Cheers to you for being such a wonderful mom! Have a great blessed day!

P.S. We were apparently thinking a lot alike today because I went to enter the contest with that photo but it was already closed for this week so maybe another week!

Wendy said...

Ohhhhh how sweet Tammy!! Joy is such a sweetheart!! Greatest gifts from our kids are the ones they make!! Take care!~Wendy

Colleen said...

Awwww... that's the good stuff right there, Tammy. Have a wonderful weekend!

Farmchick said...

That is sweet....don't ya just love all the creations we get from our children??

Motherhood is the best and most rewarding job around!

Have a blessed weekend.

Homespun Simplicity said...

That was SO sweet! What a nice birthday present...I know it just made your heart melt. I really enjoyed your post--being a Mom really is the VERY BEST job to have!

Lauren said...

Oh how precious!! I know that will go straight into the keepsake box for sure:) I haven't been a mother for long, but I agree whole heartedly that it is THE best job in the world!

Brenda said...

Oh, how heartwarming! Beats store-bought cards any day!

Julie said...

Love it!! What a sweetheart. Those type of notes are worth it ALL. Have a great weekend. Julie

Tammy said...

Oh Tammy, I love it! How sweet and I know how it must have melted your heart...
I had forgotten you and I were the same age! Well...that is for a few more hours, anyway...because it really is MY birthday! :)

country gal said...


Hee hee....I remember writing this and not being able to remember how old Dad was....but the other day I walked into my room looked down at the present and said to myself, I HAVE to give that to her NOW! lol!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

What a precious gift! My eyes are just filled with tears. To know that you've made the life of that precious so very happy is amazing. You're so right. Nothing could top that!