This post is all about mommies…
I don’t know why I get all sentimental around Mother’s Day. I think it’s because it’s one of those exclusive holidays that not everyone gets to celebrate. It’s not like your birthday or Christmas or even Valentine’s Day..it’s special. I think of so many women out there that would KILL to be a mom and have their own babies to cuddle and rock to sleep at night. Being a mom is such an incredible blessing that I often forget to thank God for giving me this gift. It’s not an easy job, though. Most days I looooong for just one night of uninterrupted sleep. Or an uninterrupted day to just do whatever the heck I want, when I want and spend as much time as I want doing whatever it is I want to do. Kids are not easy, especially for us stay-at-home moms with multiple kids that don’t get a break some days. It’s hard. But I know for a fact that I wouldn’t change one single thing about being a mom. Not. One. Single. Thing.
Because hearing that constant giggle when you blow raspberries on that yummy belly never ever gets old, does it? I swear, if there were some way to bottle up the delicious smell of my girls when they wake up, I would be first in line and money would be no object. Who’s with me?
How about when your kids smile? Like really, genuinely are so happy they can’t contain themselves with jumping up and down with excitement? Don’t you just want to jump up and down, clap your hands and squeal with them? I’ll do anything to make my kids happy. That’s what moms do.
There is nothing quite like holding your kids in your arms when they are sick or tired. There is no one else they want to be with but you. When I’m holding my baby, I love caressing her head, feeling her soft hair, watching her little chin go up and down as she sucks on her paci, listening to her breathe in and out and wanting to slow time down more than anything in the world at that moment.
Once you have kids, you immediately become not so self-involved. You start thinking about them more than yourself and want everything for them. You would give your kids the whole world, if you could. Because they ARE your world.
And I had to include me and my own two little girls. They have given me so much more joy than I ever thought was even possible. I love being ‘mom’ to them and thank God every day for giving them to me, knowing that He can take them at any moment. I cherish my time with them and can’t believe how much my heart has grown to love, the way I love them.
Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow mommies out there. I hope your babies spoil you rotten and shower you with cuddles, kisses and hugs and all those things that we can’t get enough of, right?