Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Power of Motherhood

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.

Becoming a mother has made me apppreciate my own so much more. I do my own version of the "look up, reach out, and cry Mommy" and she still makes me feel better. That's the power of motherhood. I don't think it ever goes away.

What do you find most rewarding about being a mother? Or what do you appreciate most about your own mother?


Sarah Jensen said...

When my kids snuggle up and want kisses. AND WHEN THEY MIND! The youngest is four, so it's wonderful when they don't talk back. Which honestly, they are great kids, so they mind most of the time.

And I am the second of thirteen kids, (10 boys) and I now have a much greater understanding of how difficult it had to have been raising all us. So, Mom, I love you!


Jody Hedlund said...

Your daughter is adorable! You are so right, having children has helped me to appreciate all the things my mother did when I was growing up. I took so many things for granted but I now see how much she sacrificed!

Danyelle said...

The most rewarding thing for me, is that at the end of the day, little arms wrap themselves around my neck and give me slobbery kisses. Those are the best!

Lady Glamis said...

First of all, your daughter is adorable. My daughter's smile is the best gift.

Tess said...

Cute pony tails on your little girl! Oh, I miss those days. Still, each stage has its blessings. My favorite now is lying in bed next to my 14 year old (lights out) and sharing feelings/worries/thoughts.... It's awesome.

Jill Kemerer said...

Had to check out your blog when I saw it listed on The Innocent Flower. Very pretty! Your baby is adorable!