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Parenthood is the single most important role any human will ever play in the life of another.
There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing that by simply living lives that are intentional and authentic, my husband and I are, in many ways, teaching our children valuable lessons in love, empowerment, compassion, and humanity. I love singing silly songs and tickling my daughter's tummy when I'm changing her diaper. You don't get too many opportunities to share eye contact and get in close during the day, especially with a whirling toddler, so if you can distract them, and make it a happy time, then diaper changing is your chance.
Add to that a trusted brand like Huggies—I like their Little Movers Diapers —and you can be sure your little one is comfortable, supported, and dry, and you both will be much happier for it. I couldn't imagine going through life without feeling that spectrum of emotion.
There are wonderful days when I feel my cup runneth over. There are days that I want to run away and question every decision I have ever made. Feeling it all, good or bad, gives my life purpose. Motherhood is walking around with all of your nerve endings raw and exposed. It is the most extreme measure of being alive.
When they were little I struggled to find things that I could do a bazillion times without getting bored. I once secretly threw away all the "cherries" for Hi Ho Cherry-o "Oh man, all the pieces are missing! As they've gotten older it's shifted in their minds from me playing with them to them playing with me, but I'll take it! I love that if I ask "who's in for a game? The ability to help shape a young mind and allow her to blossom as she is ready is miraculous.
As an African-American mom, I also have the privilege of teaching my daughter self-love and self-respect at an early age. Giuliana will know from birth how valued she is in our home and that she has a valid place in this world. Literally, every choice I make—from the historical museums we visit, like the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, to the nutritious foods I give her and the organic skin care I put on her body—are to give her a great start in life.
I can have the worst day, come home and listen to my children discuss their days and what they learned, or overhear them giggling playing a game or watching a movie—and poof! All is right in my world! Like when my older son thought the moon was Mars for some reason. Or, when my 6-year-old said he wants to buy a 'goat" truck' after seeing his cousin's Dodge Ram.
It's like my personal comedy show every day! But, I can't remember what it was like! Having my children was such a life-altering experience. I always was looking for the purpose in my life and when I had my children I found it. I love being a mother. I know I am good at it. Every day I add money to one of my three children's "money for therapy for all the things I did to screw you up". But I am a better person for knowing my children and I am very honored to be their mother.
And I wouldn't trade my best day before kids for my worst day with kids! Thanks for the discussion. I love seeing little pieces of myself in them: my propensity to start singing made-up songs randomly, or the way they laugh. I love that I get the privilege of shaping the minds of three beautiful children and providing a wonderful example for them. When my kids are happy, so am I. They amaze me every day with their new words and discoveries.
They have taught me to be more patient, more loving and much more appreciative of every moment we have together as a family. I have learned to rise to any occasion and found myself lifted to new heights while stretching myself beyond any and all limits I once put upon myself. With rarely a dull moment, I've experienced more adventure in mothering my sons that ever imaginable. Motherhood gives me an excuse to stay young forever, kicking off my shoes and letting down my hair while enjoying love beyond measure. Motherhood is: my life, my joy, my passion, my greatest achievement. Anyone that says anything different is lying!
But also watching kids evolve into empathetic, kind human beings who can think for themselves. Like putting money in the bank, bit by bit. You don't realize progress until far down the road. But so worth it! Just waking up and seeing their smiling faces made me want to go another day. Today my children are grown—they are kind, giving, dependable people. And they all love the Lord as I taught them to love and depend on him. Huey, Dallas pictured with her three children and three grandchildren. After a day of feeling like you aced things at work, your kids remind you that you are just another person they can ask to wipe their butt.
Then there's when my kids actually eat and want more of the food I made! And it's actually healthy and not just chicken nuggets! And finally, seeing the individual personalities of each kid shine through. What a gift it is to be able to see them grow. There are so many things I love about being a mom, but the one that stopped me dead in my tracks was when my month-old son turned to me and said 'Hi Mama.
I love to stop and soak in the world through my son's eyes; just today we were outside feeling and playing with leaves. I love the fact that when my son grows up to be a man I will have been beside him every step of the way teaching, helping, molding and loving him. Life is great, but life is even better once you have been blessed to become a mom! I am a better wife, worker, friend All of this and so much more because of the two free-spirited, miniature men in my life.
She just turned two, so everything's all about new words, new sounds, and repeating things that she hears which isn't always one of the greatest things! It's the best when you are in the I'm-tired-of-being-a-mama mood and your toddler busts out with something awesome. My wee tot's favorite word right now is 'puppy. This has made me a much happier person. By Ashley Werner and Maria Carter. Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
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