Being a mom is hard. There are days when I long for a quiet house, the ability to go anywhere, including the bathroom, alone, or be able to have a phone conversation without an interruption every thirty seconds.
But then there are the moments that make it all worth it. When my baby is crying and the only person he wants is me. When he snuggles his tiny little body close to mine, and curls his hand around my finger, and my heart melts. Or when my toddler gives me a sticky kiss with both hands on either side of my face and tells me she wuvs me and is glad I’m a pwincess. Or when my husband and teenagers stay up late with me, watching a silly movie, laughing until our sides hurt and I realize in that moment that they are my best friends.
Those are the moments that make it all worth it.
So today, when there are arguments about chores and piano practicing, when I’m cleaning up spilled juice, or changing horrifyingly smelly diapers, I’m going to focus on those moments to get me through and wait patiently for the next moment to come along.
Because in those moments, being a mom is wonderful. And when I look back on my life, I want to remember more of those moments than all the rest.
What’s been your best mom moment that makes it worth it to you?