With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I always think each year what I want from my boys. Not that I’m overly commercial, and I don’t extend my wants and needs to the floral or chocolate factories. I usually ask for the typical breakfast in bed and no chores for the day as my yearly reward.
Well, this year I thought about a different set of wants and needs and decided to ask myself one question. What do I love the most about being a mom? My answers were pretty simple.
#1.) Watching My Children Grow and Explore!
Both my boys are unique in their own way. My youngest has Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I’ve always prided myself in teaching them disabilities or not — to strive for what they want and always try new things. I love watching them branch out, make new decisions, take chances and discover who they are emotionally, physically and spiritually. It’s not easy letting go and letting them fly, but as a spectator watching them spread their wings is the greatest gift a mom can have.
#2.) Dabbles of Art
My youngest is still young enough that I get to indulge in his creativeness. He goes to a Fine Arts School and it has really opened him up in so many ways, helping him grow. I love that he’s trying new things such as: guitar, dance, drama, singing and painting. His photos and painting adorn my walls with pride. And each year I get to share in homemade goodies like Christmas ornaments, Easter cards and Mother’s day gifts made from the heart. Memories I will cherish forever.
#3.) Messages of Love
As a mom it’s always nice to hear the words ‘I love you’ but even nicer to see them in print. Both my boys through the years have given me a collection of stories, notes, journal entries and even cards to showcase how they feel about me. Seeing the words written bursts my heart open. It makes me feel loved knowing I’m special in their hearts and that they think of me even when I might feel forgotten or lonely as they discover life without me.
#4.) Conversations About Life
My oldest is almost seventeen. He’s been in a relationship for almost three years now. He just wrote his entrance exam for Carpentry and wants to join the Fire Academy. There are days as a mom I feel my journey with him is done. He is so responsible, amazingly good-hearted and knows what he wants. Yet, there are moments where we have conversations about life, love, work and his dreams and aspirations. I love those moments where we can sit, chat and talk about anything. Laugh about the past and share the future. A mother’s journey is never done. It’s never-ending.
#5.) The Greatest Gift Ever
You don’t know how it feels until the moment you hold that baby in your arms. You kiss their toes, hold their hand, bath them and feed them, cherish that baby smell that never goes away, even as they get older as it just becomes more distinct. You watch them take their first steps, smile and laugh and your heart swells.
Being a mother is the greatest gift ever. My children have not only brightened my days, kept me going when I fell down, picked me up when I needed it. But they have taught me patience, kindness, love, forgiveness, how to be silly, to laugh, let go, self-happiness, in a world where I couldn’t imagine not having them in my life.
I saw this video on FB and had to share it. This mom gets the most amazing Mother’s Day surprise. My son watched this with me and we were both in tears. Truly incredible!
This mom can't hold back tears when she receives the Mother's Day surprise of a lifetime. See what happens in this unforgettable Teleflora delivery. http://bit.ly/1GynXDk
Posted by Teleflora on Monday, April 27, 2015
What do you love about being a mom?
Disclosure: This is not a paid post. This is a personal post shared by me. All opinions are 100% my own. The FB video you see in this post is one I found online and just had to share. It made me cry.