10 Reasons I am Thankful To Be A Mom
Being a Mom is both rewarding and hard. It's funny how life changes as you get older, you get a little wiser- through different experiences and challenges that come your way. And, the things you are thankful for seem to alter especially the moment you become a mom.
You suddenly become thankful for items like diapers, and two- hour nap times, being able to say what you wanted and not worrying if it will be repeated, clean walls, and quiet time -and not sharing your food. You realize the things you once took for granted are luxuries- but still wouldn't trade it for the world.
During this Holiday season, I know all moms are thankful for many things and narrowing it down to ten is no indication of how grateful we truly are. However, these ten really are what I feel.
I'm thankful I have learned to slow down...don't get me wrong there are many moments I'm still a frantic mess but being a mom has taught me to remember to slow down. There have been moments where we are late and my oldest will say "look at the bird in the sky"- I nearly missed it.
I'm thankful that my kids are my reason to never stop doing or believing in myself and to provide them what they need to be functioning/happy adults. My kids are always watching so, therefore, I can't give up.
I'm thankful my kids saved me. I can't speak on if my life would be better or worse but knowing my life before my children I can say I wouldn't be the same person.
I used to think I knew how to pray. And then I became a mom. It’s natural for moms to worry. It’s natural for me to worry---I'm thankful being a mom has taught me how to pray and to be specific in prayer when it comes to my children.
I can be a kid again. I know that sounds a bit cliche but when you have kids it brings out the magic and innocence you once had as a child. With busy lives as adults, we sometimes forget our childhood and kids can bring that out again and for that I am thankful.
I'm thankful I can say I am truly happy that I am a mom. In the beginning, I can't say I was ok with it. I was a young mom, frustrated I missed out on some of those early twenties "things" but I grew out of it and found joy in mom things.
Marie Kondo said it best- " My children show me how joy manifests itself in the body"
The holidays are more fun with kids! Ok, I might be definitely biased when it comes to that. However, being able to pass down traditions or make new ones around the holidays with your kids is always such fun. I'm thankful we are able to instill lessons and values around the holidays along with fun.
The surprises along the way! I can't tell you how many times my kids shock me in what they know or what they've learned. I'm thankful to be able to see it all unfold in front of me. Watching their curious brains growing and becoming their own is amazing!
I am not always a calm mom or an understanding one I have bad days and for that, I am thankful that my kids still love me at my worst-- their innocent admiration is like no other. They give us chance after chance.
For the man by my side, I am thankful, we have days where we are not on the same page but we are always on the same page when it comes to our girls and what's the best for them. Thankful-Thankful- Thankful!