There are moments in motherhood that take my breath away. They are usually out of the blue and knock me for six. It might be a glimpse of them, when they don’t know I can see them. Then it dawns on me how much they have grown. It could be something they say or do that makes me burst with pride. Tonight I had one of those. What was I doing? I don’t even know. Putting away clothes or tidying upstairs. I love tidying! Check out Marie Kondo’s website and this great article on tidying for when guests come over here.
Moments in motherhood that teach you something
My husband informed me that our twelve year old son had told him that he had chosen his wife well. I looked at him in disbelief! What do you mean? He said that you are a really good wife. Tears started to well in my eyes. I had been having a tough day. I’d recently had a minor procedure and was still feeling unwell. As most mums do, I was pushing myself, when I should have been having a lie down.
I went and found my son and asked him, what did he mean by me being a good wife? You are such a good mum and a nice person, he said. He looked at me with a shy smile on his face and I grabbed him in a bear hug and kissed him.
This little human who came into the world quietly and didn’t open his eyes for a few minutes…to a young man now taller than me. It hasn’t been easy, there have been lots of challenges and rewards. Time has crept by slowly at times and sped up at others. I feel so privileged to be their mum, to teach them how to love and be loved and to be a compassionate person.
I’d been questioning today, what is it that I actually do? It was in this moment in motherhood that my son answered my question for me ❤️ I’d love to hear about your moments in motherhood that knocked you for six ❤️ Treasure them xox