Lately, I haven’t shared a post about what was on my heart. I’m still enjoying my children, probably more than ever. I really didn’t think they could get any sweeter than when they were sweet precious infants, but they are growing more adorable each day. They say some of the funniest things and keep me smiling and believing that good still exists. For a while now, one of my 3 year-old daughters calls me her “Clever Mommy.” It so adorable because she gives me the tightest hugs and says, “You’re my clever Mommy and I love you.” One of the best feelings in the world is being loved by your children. Some days, I sit back and take all the loud raucous in: the sounds of kids attempting to share, the rumbling of toy cars across my wood floors, the repetition of a LeapFrog toy babbling in my ear, and the joy of laughter on my daughter’s lips.
Whenever, I pause to notice the beauty and spontaneity motherhood brings, I feel exhilarated and thrilled about our future together as a family. This past weekend was Mother’s Day and it felt good to be with my family. We went to Potbelly, a sandwich chain, but it was fine because I was with the people I loved the most. I really enjoy times when everyone is content and all of our needs are being looked after.
Although, I’m not the worlds greatest mother, I give my children and my husband my open heart. I love them tenderly and sincerely and I don’t ask for anything in return. Now I prioritize my day, with God first and my family second. I place my kids needs before work or any other task that I may need to complete around the house.
Usually, I let my husband put our children to bed so he can spend some quality time with them as well, but last night my girls came to be and said, “Mommy, we want you to read with us in our bed.” So I did. I slept very soundly, knowing that my girls love having Mommy in their presence. Cheers to all the moms and dads who are doing their best raising kids to be loving, hard working citizens.
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