Nice Things About Motherhood

I Love You, Mom

I’m going to take a break from analyzing and agonizing and appreciate how things are now.  This is in memory of Jane, who liked to say, “What a wonderful now.”

Ten nice things about my motherhood experience:

1.  My children are exuberant, interesting, and compassionate.

2. I’ve gotten a much better understanding of my parents and in-laws, now that I am a parent myself.

3. I’ve had to learn to be less serious and play more.

4. The kids talked me into getting a cat, and I really like our cat.

5. I can see tangible results from all the soul-searching and personal change I went through.

6. I think my children generally trust me and can talk to me about sensitive subjects.

7. I got to find out what a wonderful father my husband is.

8. I’m learning a lot of things I hadn’t learned before, like patience and relationship-building and raising tadpoles.

9. I love sitting on the couch, snuggling with the kids.

10. Things finally are more how I hoped they would be, and less how I feared they would be.

These are just the first ten that popped into my head, and not a complete list.  What is nice about motherhood for you?

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2 responses to “Nice Things About Motherhood

  1. A few of my favorites right now:
    1. Reading together.
    2. Getting to see that “Aha!” moment in their faces when something click.
    3. Having someone to remind me that sometimes you need to stop and play in the mud instead of worrying about life.
    4. Getting to be someone’s hero once in awhile just by making a batch of cookies.
    Motherhood has its insane ups and downs but it’s worth it in the long haul, I think.
    Dorothy

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