Thursday, May 10, 2012

What I Love About Being a Momma

I love the everyday moments: the baths, the meals, the books, the tickles, the cleaning, the folding, the putting away. Sometimes I forget, but when I really think about it, I realize, I really love all this!
I love the places we get to go and the things we get to see. You never stop experiencing when you're around little children--even if it is just a walk down your own street!
I love baby wearing (and oh, how I miss it!) I can't wait to wear our new baby--holding them close to your heart while your two hands are free to hold other children--to keep them safe too or to make them feel loved as well, all while the littlest is cuddled up happy as can be!
I love the screaming moments. Yes, I've lost it plenty of times when the screaming goes on and on and on (and on). But you know those times when the screaming is really so ridiculous that the giggle wells up inside of you and must be allowed out? Well, I love those times. That giggle is really an admission that I look just like that to my father when I cry over the things in my own life that seem such a huge deal at the time. I love the mirror aspect of your own children!
I love dressing up--making my girls (and guy) feel special and valuable. I'm not a huge one for just playing, but there are some games I can get into--and dressing up is one of them. 
I love to learn with my children. That's why homeschooling is such a wonder. I am constantly amazed by the facts that my children know and the wisdom that they can draw from those facts. I learn from them every day!
And I love the questions: How did God make us, Momma? Why do we have to die? Where is heaven? What happened to the dinosaurs? Even the simple ones--"Is this fiction or non-fiction?" I love their seeker hearts, their desire to understand balanced by their quick acceptance of the impossible.
I love the parties and the balloons and candy and the cookies and how my children love all of that too!
I love the gifts! I love giving them and helping them receive them. I love their joy at everything new and even the joy of discovering a gift forgotten. 
 Maybe my most favorite thing about being a momma is the fact that children are amazed at so much. I love to see their wonder in the little things--squirrels and sticks and birds and a new pair of shoes. I love how they remind me to see, to really see the things that I take for granted--the moon, the leaves rustling in the breeze, the sun filtering through the trees. I love that my children race down to the garage in the morning to feed the dog. I love that they can get so enthralled with making a lego creation that they don't even want ice cream for snack (it's happened a few times!). I want that! I really want that! Really, I don't ever want to grow up--
But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.
Luke 18:16-17
I love being a momma!
Please feel free to leave what you love about being a momma (or about having a momma) in the comments. I know the list is infinite.
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6 comments:

  1. I love how you said you love folding laundry and putting it away. I do this day after day and get annoyed by the mundane task. But honestly, if this is a part of staying at home with my girls, then I WILL DO IT HAPPILY any day!!! My favorite part of being a mom is reading books in our bed in the morning in our pajamas. The girls with thier milk, and my husband and I with our coffee. It is such a cozy wonderful time!

    Thanks for linking up to Things I Love THursdays!!! :) Maria

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  2. This post is breathtaking. I love it.

    Hmmm . . . I'm not sure that I can name only one thing that I love about being a mama. One of the tops would probably be that I love snuggling with little people who want your every snuggle and will take all your kisses without hardly a thought. I *love* *love* love* that I gave two little girls a sister and watching them play and love on one another. Maybe it's because I have so many siblings who clung to one another in the hard times that I know my girls can be there for each other in a way that I cannot. I pray my two little ones are always good friends and always there for each other.

    And all of the beautiful things you already listed . . . every. single. one. Happy Mother's Day, friend!

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  3. I love all your thoughts about being a mom. I hope you enjoy every day, even the tough ones, and cherish those moments. In three weeks our youngest will no longer be a teenager. My days of in-home parenting have been done for a couple years and we're moving on to grandparenting (although there is still parenting to be done with college kids+). I cherish the days I was blessed to be at home with my children. There is no more important or satisfying job in the world! God bless you for all you are to your children.

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  4. What a beautiful post! Motherhood is so fulfilling and the hardest work we ever do; but always great to see our little ones grow and mature under our leadership, guidance and love!

    may you have a wonderful Mother's Day; so many blessings you have!

    betty

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  5. How fun! Love it! Blessings to you!

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  6. I love a mother's love...it is so unconditional and pure. Your post made me cry (happy tears). Happy Mother's Day!

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