Life as a mother

Life as a mother...

Before I was a mother I knew that it was a special thing
I knew the connection between a mother and child was strong
I knew the love between a mother and child was un-bendable
I knew that because of the relationship I have with my own mother

But now that I am a mother...
I am in awe of the bond I feel with my sons
The love I feel surpasses my exceptions
I see my sons smile and it makes me smile
I hear my sons cry and I want to cry too
(I hear my sons scream and I want to scream... but needless to say I don't)

I find that I look at things differently now
I see joy in the little things
I see excitement in learning and exploring the new things I find
I want to soak up the moments with them

Life as a mother means putting my sons needs before my own
Keeping my relationships in balance
And finding time to be a better me
So that I can be a better mommy

Life as a mother means figuring out what is wrong and how to fix it
Dealing with runny noses, bug bites and scrapes
Discovering, learning, laughing and crying
Watching, rejoicing, wondering and sighing

Life as a mother means love
It means peace
It means joy
It means patience
It mean laughter

Life as a mother is an ever changing adventure
And it's a journey I'm excited to take on every day
I love my life as a mother!


I am sitting here in the dark at 6:15am on Sunday morning. I am listening to my boys through the monitor. Richard and Abby are still sleeping in our room. I had woken up a little after 5am because Colby was ready to eat. I put him back down awake and I wanted to wait to know he was sound asleep before I decided whether to go back to bed myself. I decided to take sometime to post about something that's been on my mind. With my sons being sick I've had a bit of time to reflect and realize how much I love being a mom. I would do just about anything for my sons. I wish for them happiness. I want to see them grow up to be the best they can be. I want them to learn from their mistakes and grow from them. I want them to be kind, caring, compassionate people. I also want them to be competitive, independent, and hardworking. I want them to know that life isn't easy, but it is so worth the fight. I want them to know that finding out what doesn't work is just as important as finding out what does. I want them to realize that fair doesn't mean equal... fair means giving each person what they need to be their best. I want them to understand that they are their own man and they don't have to be like anyone else. I want them to fight a good fight in all they do. I want them to value their education and realize it it one thing that no one can take away from you. I want them to value a hard days work.

But for now I want them to live for the moment. I want them to love to learn. I want them to play and get excited about the little things. I want them to see joy in discovery. I want them to know that they are loved and always will be.

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6 comments:

  1. You just put my thoughts into words. There is nothing in the world that compares to being a mother!

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  2. I love your thoughts and words Lori! I can so relate to what you wrote. Being a Mom is like nothing else....
    Julie :)

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  3. it seems like you have motherhood down pat!i loved this - i t was beautiful!

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  4. Eloquently spoken *typed*. No doubt the boys have the *bestest* mom ever.

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