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Being A Mom Is A Rewarding And Incredible Experience
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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 ~
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.