I wrote this in 2012, but I read it every Mother’s Day, because it reminds me that motherhood is my biggest blessing. Here are just 30 things (among many) that becoming a Mom taught me…
1. Being a mom made me realize I really wasn’t the center of the universe, like I thought I was.
2. Nothing beats rocking a freshly bathed, sleepy, wrapped-up-like-a-burrito newborn.
10. Viewing the X-ray of your seven-year-old’s fractured tibia due to a misplaced kick in a soccer game, you realize your best protective abilities will never be enough.
19. No matter how often you tell your kids you love them equally, they don’t believe you. Only God can remedy this.
27. Seeing humility and compassion in your offspring is a greater reward than seeing achievement or success.
Ornery's Wife says
Parenting the best and worst life has to offer. 🙂 Blessings to you this weekend!
I laughed so loud when I read the "cookies are done"… that my fiance was like "what?! what?! What's so funny???"
lol He thought it was a hoot too, when I read it to him 😉
Excellent, excellent, excellent. I love your memories and life lessons.
(I think I may steal this idea and write a similar post sometime soon. I will give you the credit as my inspiration.)
Jen Forbes says
No matter how many times I read this I smile!
Absolutely glorious! Was grinning all the way through. :):)
This is a beautiful post. I'm glad you reposted it. So glad you visited my blog so I could find yours. I have 4 kids, 9 to 1 and although we haven't gotten to shaved heads and eyebrow shaving yet, it all applied. Parenthood, what a ride.
So good to meet you!
Maria Dunn says
Ah Mare, So many of these I could relate to and would say give me again. I remember when my son got a tonsure for a school play. That was a hoot. And I am so glad my teens and now my 20 somethings still not only need but give hugs from and to this mom. Great post. Thanks for the memories. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living
Jo-Anne Meadows says
Great post and as the mother of 3 adult daughters I can so relate…..
Matching socks are over-rated !!! it took me half a minute to get over my giggles before i could start typing here… funny !! Happy to connect.
Kenya G. Johnson says
Loved this Mare. I'm looking at something that Christopher made in pottery that he wanted me to drink out of. I said, "I have a GREAT idea! This would be nice to keep on my desk and put my ink pens in." He was so proud of it. I just wrote 2nd grade on the bottom of it, because I will keep it forever. Thanks!!
Ann Hinds says
As a grandmother raising a grandchild, this is the 2nd time around for me. I loved all of them but the rocks can't plug a hole in a swimming pool liner strikes a cord. Thanks for the chuckle.
in the coop says
This is awesome! All spoken like a mom who has seen it all. My favorite had to be about science fairs. I despise those things!
I am so glad you found my blog. I am loving yours. We seem to have very similar ideas on lots of things!
Michael Ann says
A new pocket knife has to cute something…. ha ha ha! 🙂 I loved this! It made me kind of sad though. Our kids are young for such a short time… it's all wonderful, but sometimes I wish I could have those days back and do things a little differently….
Such a sweet post…made me LOL. And I think many daughters don't wait for their moms to teach them eyebrow grooming. I myself ended up with bald spots down the center of my brows for a while as a tween. 🙂
Love this! Have you ever really burnt the cookies to the point of the fire fighters having so show up? Yes, we do have quite a few half-truths as parents, but yet I think we are half blind as parents sometimes so they are more true than they otherwise might be 🙂
Love my Mom job way better than my daytime job! This was a great post! Love your blog theme…enjoying your blog and now following 🙂