Sometimes I find myself getting so caught up in the "doing" for the kids...bedtimes, meals, appointments, homework, the neverending medical "stuff"...it's easy to forget just "being". Yesterday was a good reminder to just "be" and enjoy living...for all too soon these days will be gone. Despite the craziness of these times, these really are the days of making memories. I want to be able to look back on these days and remember the good times...the giggles as we push Noah on the swing, the pure joy as Joshua presents his handmade gift, the neverending chatter as Kailyn tells a story. How I love them all!
This motherhood thing is not an easy road...any mother who has had to watch their child suffer knows this. It tears you up, shatters your dreams, and breaks your heart a million times over. But none of that compares to the blessings...the love and joy...the fullness that comes with being a mom.
"...Before I was a Mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put him down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom..."