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Being A Mom Is A Rewarding And Incredible Experience

Updated on January 30, 2014

Exciting Baby Days....

Our sons, taking turns pushing each other in the wagon... these days will be a memory before you know it!
Our sons, taking turns pushing each other in the wagon... these days will be a memory before you know it! | Source
Helping Daddy cut the grass...
Helping Daddy cut the grass... | Source

Being A Mom Could Be The Most Rewarding Job In The World

The job of being a mom is so much more than simply a job. It is life itself and helping to foster the continuance of life. Motherhood is challenging, thrilling, emotionally draining and filled with every exciting emotion you can imagine. Most of all, it is so rewarding.

Those Little Moments

To look into the eyes of a child, your child, and to see unconditional love in those eyes has to be one of the most awe-inspiring moments in life. It is a sweet thing that can melt a mom’s heart every time. It can also make a mom thankful that she was blessed to become mom to this amazing little person.

To hear your child slyly and conspiratorially yell out to the garbage man on garbage day “take my Mom, too” and to realize that this little guy is truly his own person with his own mind is incredible. To realize that he is also forming the beginning of a very unique sense of humor is simply amazing. And let’s face it, it’s also funny!

To watch your little girl as she shares her dolls with another little girl in the park is a beautiful thing. When she invites other girls to join in, it makes you feel so proud that she is so thoughtful and considerate. Observing your little guy holding a door open for someone and then saying “you’re welcome” when the person thanks him gives a mom an incredible feeling.

Knowing that you brought this little person into this world and that you have such an important hand in molding and shaping them into the person they will eventually become is inspirational. There will never be another person in this world exactly like your unique child, and that is truly a cause for wonder and celebration.

Before You Know It They Are Graduating ~

Our sons High School graduation day...
Our sons High School graduation day... | Source

Memories In The Making

Waking up in the morning on Mother’s Day to the sounds of your little one bringing a tray into your bedroom is a cute surprise. When the tray is holding a bowl of soggy cereal, heart shaped confetti and a little vase with a dandelion in it, it quickly becomes a moment to treasure. It is one of those moments to store in your heart and to pull out in the future when you need a wonderful memory.

These years provide so many fleeting moments that eventually become like tiny snapshots of time within our psyche. They remind us that life is like a patchwork quilt made from these special moments, sewn with love.

As Your Child Grows

Holding your daughter’s hand and reassuring her as she is about to give a speech to her school classmates is an exciting experience. It becomes a source of pride when she delivers the words flawlessly, knowing that these were the words that she worked so hard to write. Watching that person in the front row dab a tear from their eye during your child’s speech gives you an incredible feeling knowing that she has profoundly touched the emotions of another person.

Watching your son sit on the sidelines as he is waiting to be called into the game is heart-tugging and so nerve-wracking all at once. When his name is called, the pride you feel is immeasurable. When he makes that terrific play, you want to announce to the world “that is my son.” Your heart swells as you watch this incredible athlete getting his reward for all the hours of grueling practice he has put in. He worked hard, without complaint, enduring sweat and pain. Through it all, he always kept his eye on the goal.

Exciting Times Are Still Ahead...

Watching your daughter confidently walking down the aisle in her flowing white gown towards her new life, you realize that every moment of her childhood and young adulthood was worthwhile in every way. Your heart swells knowing that your little girl is now grown. Even though you know your job is not done and probably never will be, you have a feeling of serenity in knowing that you’ve raised a beautiful, self-confident and intelligent person.

When you see your son in his tuxedo walking arm in arm with the love of his life, you reach for a tissue to dab away those tears. The little guy who once asked the garbage to take his Mom is now grown and for a fleeting second, you look into his eyes and remember the little boy he once was.

You Realize That You Have Created the Beginning of a Legacy

Looking into the eyes of that first beautiful grandchild, you realize that this moment is the beginning of your legacy. This is one of the rewards for sitting up all night with a feverish child, and for staying up all night waiting for your teen to return home safely so you can finally rest.

You may find yourself asking, rest? What is that anyway? Once that beautiful little grandchild looks up into your eyes and says “Grandma, do you want to go swimming?” You know that no matter how tired you may be from your busy day, you will say “yes, of course.” You’ll both splash in the water and enjoy the time together as if time will stop in that one place on the clock forever.

You know that you will be instrumental in influencing and developing another generation and that you will help to continue the legacy you began all those years ago when you first became a mom. Chances are, you’ll look back on that time fondly and think to yourself that being a mom was the best job you ever had.

Is It Everything You Thought? ~

Is Being A Mom Everything You Thought It Would Be?

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    • KathyH profile image

      KathyH 3 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much for commenting, SunardI, I appreciate that

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      Sunardi 3 years ago from Indonesia

      How great a man he was born by a Mom. One of God messengers said that we should respect Mom, Mom, Mom, then father. The level of father is number 4.

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I'm so glad you enjoyed this, b. Malin! :) And I'm glad it gave you a smile and a laugh as well! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! :)

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      b. Malin 4 years ago

      Hi Kathy, I laughed at the line with the garbage man and your Son...My youngest, back then, would have yelled, "take my Mom too"...he also had that dry humor and still does.

      This was a Fun as well as a Beautiful Hub, and yes, my how that "time" flew by...and now GRANDMOTHERHOOD ...ah, the Wonders of it all!

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I agree easylearningweb! You're right, it is NOT always smooth sailing or easy, but we have found that in the end, it has been very rewarding! Thanks for your great comment! :)

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much for your kind words, MsDora! That means a lot coming from you! I appreciate that! :)

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Really precious! It is not easy to express these beautiful thoughts with such clarity as you did. Voted Beautiful!

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      Amelia Griggs 4 years ago

      Beautiful and touching hub, Kathy. It seems like yesterday that my children were born and now it is many years later, and as they grow into young adults, I am so grateful to have these wonderful miracles. Sometimes it's not totally smooth sailing but it's part of life and is ongoing learning experience to be parents, which to me is one of the most interesting, challenging but at the same time rewarding experiences in life.



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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      You're welcome, GreenPrince! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, thank you for your kind words! :)

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      Prince Edike 4 years ago from Philippines

      i will recommend this hub for beautiful wife..thanks Kathy

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Hi Sheri Faye! Thanks so much for visiting! That's so true, kids do have a huge impact on parents and on everyone around them. It is a great experience and a blessing. Thanks again!

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      VVanNess ~ Thanks so much for your great comment, too. I know you'll enjoy every minute of motherhood!! Thanks again!

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Bob! :) Dad's do have a special bond, too! My husband does with our guys! They are 28 now, and they still continue to amaze us! :) Thanks again!

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      KathyH 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Hi MARKTIN! Congratulations to you and your wife, your adventure is just beginning!! :)

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      Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      What great observations and so true....and it goes by sooo fast! I say a book the other day and apparently it is a best know how most books are about the psychological impact parents have on kids....this is about the impact kids have on parents...can't remember the name of it though. Thanks for a great article!

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Fountain, CO

      I bet it is! I can't wait to be a mother myself! :) Thank you for the beautiful article.

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      Bob Bamberg 4 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

      Wonderful hub, Kathy. Moms enjoy that little extra bond that Dads don't have, and you've captured it beautifully. Although a lot of men don't show it, there's an emotional tug to fatherhood. I still thrill at being called Dad, and my sons are 41 and 37.

      The only thing that matches that is the thrill of being called Grampy. I've got a 4 year old grandson and a granddaughter due in April. It's a thrill that puts a spring in one's step.

      The face of parenting has changed considerably over the years, but the heart of parenting hasn't. Voted up, beautiful and interesting.

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      MARKTIN 4 years ago

      I agree with you I have seen my wife since she gave birth until now she is incredible and I am proud of her.