Only three days of our fabulous Gratitude series left! It’s been an amazing couple of weeks and I have received so many emails from people sharing how the series has touched their lives. We have four more before the series comes to a close. Click here for the complete list of posts.
I’ve been in a very maternal state lately as I’m approaching the end of my pregnancy and realizing that another bundle of love is about to join our family of three. I have had a unique experience with my son, we’ve had a lot of one on one time together over the past four years and a part of me is sad to have those daily moments gone. My husband has been on two deployments during our son’s life, so for a total of a year and a half of his four years, I’ve had him “all to myself.” I also was a stay at home mom with him for the first two years so every minute of everyday was centered around him.
I never pictured myself as “maternal” or counting the days I was going to be a mother before we had our son join our family. It was a bit of a surprise when he blessed us with his soul but, it’s something I wouldn’t change in the world. Being a mother has become who I am.
Like pouring milk into cereal, solving their hardest puzzle, or buttoning their pj’s.
And it’s those moments I want to continue to treasure, and love, and hold onto when I hit those times where frustration can overtake me.
I’m making a promise to myself, and to my kids, and my husband that they will always know it is for them I am grateful. I don’t want to wait until this month every year to tell them I appreciate all they do, and who they are in my life. I want them to go to bed every night knowing they are my world.
As parents, I think we all struggle with being grateful for those small moments. It’s so difficult when we are busy trying to wash dishes, clean the bathroom, fold laundry, make lunches…the list goes on. Thanks Pam for the reminder!