It’s no secret that motherhood is the hardest job any of us women will ever have. And it’s not something which requires an education. And the pay lasts a lifetime. Sometimes I think we focus too much on the bad that happens. The temper tantrums, the school struggles, the mood swings. They almost seem to take over our lives and it can sound like we don’t know what we have until it’s not there.
I have been a mother for almost 13 1/2 years now. When I think back over my time thus far as a mother there are a lot of great memories. Things no one can take away from me and things I like to look back on when I’m having a bad day. So I’m going to share my best motherhood memories with you all and encourage you to do the same. So the next time you are dealing with a temper tantrum or a rough time of things you can get through it with a little bit of positivity.
My Best Moments Of Motherhood
Of course the obvious first choice would be the days my children were born. The ultimate embodiment of pain and pure joy all wrapped into one day. I remember each of my children’s births like they were yesterday.
Hearing the first, “I love you mommy!” It has melted my heart every time so far.
Our trip to Disney and my cousin’s wedding. All of our family vacations really. We haven’t had a lot, but just getting away does so much for the soul.
The graduations from preschool, Kindergarten, and elementary school so far. Those are such moments of pride in the work my children have done.
The performances. The dance recitals, gymnastics recitals, soccer games, band and chorus concerts. Watching my children put their heart and soul into those activities and ending with an amazing show.
Hearing from other people how well behaved my children are.
Being told what a great big sister one of my children is because of how much she looks out for her younger sibling.
The endless amounts of hugs, kisses, and snuggles.
The mommy and daughter or mommy and son dates we have had. I love those one on one moments I get with my children and I know they mean the world to them too, even though we don’t get to do them as often as any of us would like.
The special just because I love you breakfasts that have been made for me. Those of you with little ones won’t know the joy of this yet, but when your children start being able to cook things for you it is a really great time. My oldest makes a pretty mean omelet.
The hand created gifts (pictures, bracelets, necklaces, or what have you that are created with so much love).
The letter that my oldest wrote to me in response to one of her birthday letters that I write for her every year. Where she told me what a great mother I am and how lucky she is to have me. And all I can ever think is that I’m the lucky one.
I am sure I could go on and on with this list.
Lets face it, I am one lucky mother here. We all are. Even with all of the laundry and extra messes to clean up we have the most amazing gift in our children and it never hurts to remember those great moments. So what are your best motherhood moments?