As you can see from my profile picture- I am a new(ish) mother. Just recently, my daughter has started to say "Mommy" with some regularity (though I still claim it as her first word). Yes, whenever the tears start falling and the world as a 15 month old knows has ended she cries Mommy. It's the most potent when she wants her bedtime bottle. She'll look up, reach out both hands and say it over and over while I rush to get the milk warmed.
It's sad, even pathetic, and yet I love hearing those words from her mouth.
Sure, she says Daddy when she's happy. Or silly. Or bored. But when she needs something - she says Mommy.
And I wouldn't change that for anything.
What do you find most rewarding about being a mother? Or what do you appreciate most about your own mother?