Saturday, June 28, 2008

Motherhood

Just a note of what I find to be amazing about being a mother.
  • the words "ma, ma"
  • "love you, see you in a little bit, will you come check on me?" said by my five year old (every night) at bedtime
  • watching my boys hug on each other and walking together holding hands
  • my 20 month old hugging my five year old when the older one gets hurt and cries
  • the bond that breastfeeding a baby creates
  • my oldest when he sucked his thumb and had to have his favorite blankie (at five he still wants his blankie at times)
  • my youngest walking around looking for his bunny (he calls for him saying "munny, munny"
  • ornery grins while in time out
  • making me laugh when I am desperately trying to discipline ( I so did this to my mom!)
  • praying with them when we hear an ambulance/fire truck/police car (my mom did this with us)
  • my oldest asking Jesus in to his heart at three
  • my oldest telling me that I am pretty or that my outfit looks beautiful
  • wearing my baby in my sling...and watching him fall asleep
  • getting kisses, hugs and giving back rides
  • watching my oldest learn to ride without training wheels
  • listening to my oldest thank the Lord for the animals and all creation (his words)
  • watching the boys light up when they see their grandparents (and knowing that we are so blessed to have such wonderful parents)
  • watching them clap their hands and sing songs
  • having my five year old tell me that he never wants be a husband or have any "junky kids"
  • watching them interact with other children
Oh, I could go on and on. They are such blessings. Some days I think I am going to lose my mind. Most days I have to remind myself that I am the adult and that I will not let a five and almost two year old control my emotions. They are amazing little boys and I am so glad that they are ours. Motherhood is a huge responsiibility...but I am glad that I was given the opportunity.

I would love to hear your thoughts, tips, stories or struggles with motherhood or parenting. Enjoy!

3 comments:

Jen said...

My favorite things are how grounded they keep me. Watching them learn and discover new things. They way they come running to say hello. Curls. Smiles. Blown kisses. And mostly, that they make me want to be a better person and make the world a better/safer place for them. And a million other little things.

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Back to blogging I see! I missed you! Many favorite things for me but mostly when Seth insists on a hug at bedtime(he is not a touchy feely kid & won't let me kiss him, ever) the fact that at the ripe old age of 8 Elijah still lets me kiss him goodnight, and when Kate tells me out of the blue that she loves me.

Nicole said...

Jen...They do make you realize what is important in life.

Jessica...Thanks for missing me!:) I need to check out your blog and see what you have been up to. I hope my boys will still want to be kissed when they are 8.:)

Thanks for your comments!

Nicole