Seriously. I haven't had a spare moment since the middle of last week. So I'm doing my Mother's Day post now....three days late.
I love being a mom. I mean, I never thought that I would find my truest identity in having children, but I have. Mother's Day just gave me the chance to ruminate over all the tiny things I love about being a mom and that I love about both of my adorable babies. So here they are, in list form (what else?):
Things I Love About Being a Mommy:
- I love how my boys' eyes light up every time they see me, no matter how angry or tired or sad they may be.
- I love how happy and energetic they are first thing in the morning.
- I love that they don't wake up screaming for food, so we have about an hour after they wake up to bring them into our bed, snuggle with them for a while, and eat some breakfast ourselves while making funny faces at them and making them laugh.
- I love showering their little faces with kisses. I can't seem to kiss them enough.
- I love the sound of their laughter.
- I love how much they love to laugh. They will giggle at the slightest provocation.
- I love that my arms sooth away hurts and fears.
- I love when they get really still, put their hand on my cheek, and stare into my eyes intently. It always makes my breath catch and my heart skip a beat.
- I love that I know these two little human beings more intimately than I know any other human in the entire world. I have known them from day one. They are actually a part of me and that puts me in awe.
- I love watching them sleep.
- I love how smooth their cheek feels against mine. That, my friends, is a place of bliss.
- I love how soft their hands are.
- I love how the tops of their heads smell.
- I love that I simply can't imagine not having both of them. It's impossible to me.
- I love watching Nathan with them and seeing how intensely he loves them also. It just does something to a woman's heart to see the father of her children so willing to get down on the floor with his sons, play with them, snuggle with them, take naps with them. He is so devoted to them and to us. Becoming a father has created a man in Nathan that I am so incredibly proud of.
- I love that I use to want a daughter. I was afraid of having boys. But now...now I can't imagine having anything but my boys. Boys rock. Boys are da bomb.
- I love that I would never change anything about our little family. I am so amazingly content and I have never felt more blessed than I do right now.
This is by no means a complete list, but rather a small sample of the things I have been thinking about in the past few days. If I wanted to, I could keep going on and on for days...but I think you'd get really tired of reading this post. So I won't.
Hope everyone else had an amazing Mother's Day!