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Top Ten Reasons I Love Being A Mom

top-ten-tuesday I just discovered my blogging friend Amanda has a lovely new blogging carnival on Tuesdays that I decided to participate in. I don’t think I will be doing it every week, but since my pregnant brain has left me with regular writer’s block, it seemed like a good idea for today. Plus today is one of those days where I need to remind myself why I love being a mom. Yeah, you know those kind.

  1. Listening to my girls giggle through the monitor: I love the friendship that is developing between my two girls. More times then not, they play wonderfully together and are truly the best of friends. It brings my heart joy in a way I never knew it would
  2. Having to answer the “hard questions”: I know this is a part of parenting most people don’t enjoy, but Lily is such a thinker. I love listening to what her mind is thinking about. She challenges me to understand the world better and know what I believe.
  3. Unexpected bouquets, pictures, notes, kisses and “I wuv you”s: What more is there to say.
  4. Really bad jokes: Sure they can get annoying. Really annoying, but I would miss out on such gems as “Why did the fire cross the road? Cause the fire hydrant was on the other side.” (insert insane amounts of giggles from 2 little girls).
  5. Having an excuse to go to Krispy Kreme, McDonalds, etc: It’s a treat for the kids…..really.
  6. Watching my hubby be a dad: I did not know that having kids would make me love my hubby more. But it happened the instant he held Lily in his arms. And it happens everyday all over again. And on that note….
  7. Realizing my parents were pretty much right: This isn’t really a reason I love being a mom as much as a future guarantee that those “You’re a mean mommy” moments don’t last forever. Someday they will realize what a fantastic mom I am. They better!
  8. Celebrating small successes: When Lily cleans up her whole room without being asked or reminded so that she can surprise me. When Hannah says a word with all the right consonants and all the right vowels. When we make it through a trip to the store without a meltdown. It doesn’t take a lot to make a mama proud.
  9. A heartfelt “I’m sorry” after they mess up, tears are quickly wiped away and everyone goes back to playing: Don’t you wish everyone operated this way? What a different world we would live in. As Hannah would say, “I happy now” as she goes about her happy little life.
  10. Watching 2 little girls kiss a belly and tell a sibling they have never met how much they love him/her: Even better, laying their hands on my tummy and thanking God for the baby and praying that he/she grows up to love Jesus. You can’t tell me life gets any better than that.

For more Tuesday Top Ten, head over to Oh Amanda.

Comments

  1. I especially love No. 10. Sooo sweet.

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  2. oh amanda says:

    Beautiful! Number 10 is the best (well, that and number 5…).

    Thanks for playing! I’m honored! ;)

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  3. Awww what a great thing to read! Especially for people who are looking forward to being mothers. You always hear the hard things but it’s nice to also hear about the joys!

    Jen

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  4. Aww, I’m welling up, and I don’t cry!

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  5. As sweet as the list is, I am particularly fond of #5…just sayin’!

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  6. I love #1 for the same reason. My girls get along so well, for the most part. They have their moments, but it doesn’t last long. Number 10 is beautiful.

    AmyGs last blog post..Top Ten Tuesday

  7. great post! I like reading your thoughts on the everyday parts of your life. :)

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  8. Very touching post. It also helped remind me why I love being a mom. Thanks for that!

    Whitneys last blog post..Top Ten Tuesday: Summer

  9. I especially love no 10. Sweet list.

  10. So sweet! Thanks for the reminders! Some days it is hard to come up with 10 reasons I love being a mom… =)

    Christy @ ContemplativeMoms last blog post..Cast Your Burden

  11. I’d have to agree…Pudgy toddler fingers gently patting a swelling belly with a new life growing inside…so precious.

    Amanda- VintageDutchGirls last blog post..Tuesdays Unwrapped – Itty Bitty Baby Spit Up…

  12. Great list. I just realized we haven’t seen any baby bump pictures ;)

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  13. What a great list! I definitely agree with some — and am looking forward to enjoying the others when my little two get older. Every age is just so amazing!

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  14. Yo Huz Band says:

    You’re the best mom on Earth babe. Our kids are SO blessed to have you. Happy Mom’s Day.

    Mr Diaper Diaries

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