As Mother’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on how being a parent has changed me for the better. When we first got married, my husband and I thought we didn’t want kids. Now, as a mother to two beautiful and healthy children, I am reminded of how blessed I truly am. Out of every award I’ve received, or every title I’ve held, I can firmly say that I’m most proud of being called “Mom”.
Sure, there are times when I wonder why I signed up for all of this! It’s hard to focus on the positives when you’ve been up multiple times in the night with a sick kid or when you’re battling through the terrible-twos. So, I’ve drafted a list of the ten reasons why I love being a mom. That way, whenever times get tough, I can tap into some much-needed encouragement.
Take a peek at my list below:
- I love getting those tight little hugs from my son, Connor, which he always tops off with a few pats on the back.
- I love getting to chase my kids around the house as the “Tickle Monster” while making obnoxiously loud noises. Once I finally catch them, I get to hear their beautiful laughter that I can’t get enough of!
- I love playing hide-and-seek with my kids. Over and over and over and over again in the same exact spot. Do they not get the concept of this game? It just makes me smile!
- I love being able to blame my messy house (and the piles of dirty dishes in the sink) on my kids.
- I love catching myself singing along to silly kids’ songs…even when I’m all by myself.
- I love knowing that although I won’t ever be the perfect mom, my kids will always love me.
- I love the occasional five minutes of peace and quiet I can have while I’m in the bathroom, where I don’t have an audience watching my every move.
- I love that with every small scrape and tiny little “boo-boo” my kids ask for me.
- I love that I’ve grown immune to things like stinky diapers and spit-up in my hair.
- I love that motherhood has given me the opportunity to experience a love I’ve never felt before.