Thursday, May 2, 2013

Beautiful Mama

Being a mom can often be hard, stressful, tiring and scary. At the same time, it's also the most rewarding job out there, worth every moment. No doubt in my mind, when I look at these beautiful faces.

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But it's often a thankless job. I know my kids and hubby love and appreciate me, but it often goes without saying. That's why it means so much when someone from the outside looking in recognizes and appreciates the kind of mom I am.

Layana at Raising Reagan passed along a sweet blog award to me, the Beautiful Mama award, and it's such a nice one because it's about motherhood--the thing I'm most passionate about!



While I don't typically pass along blog awards (boo on me), I do want to pass this one along, just to recognize some other moms who inspire me through their blogs. There are SO many mommy bloggers out there who inspire me so this was tough to narrow down, but here are a few:

Ariel from Dreams to Do, who always has a knack for eloquently writing what I'm thinking. Her post on losing control really hit home for me, because I've been there. Love her perspective on it. We're very similar in many ways, so I always love reading her blog.

Maria, from Every Day is Country Song, who had a long and emotional road to travel on the way to finally bringing home her sweet girl, Piper.

Noel (who also nominated me for a Very Inspiring Blogger award, thanks Noel!) from High Heeled Mama, who's always so fashionable and has a great perspective on showing her daughter the importance of being fit, active a healthy. She makes me feel bad for sitting on my butt all weekend (in a good way!)

Nancy from Ordinary Miracles & The Crazy 9, who's a mom to 7(!!) with some touching adoption stories and amazing and inspiring photos of her sweet kids.

Meghan from Love Meghan, whose post on unconditional love had me nodding my head in agreement.


If you also want to play along, here are the rules:
1. Use the above image in your acceptance post.
2. List 3 things you love most about motherhood.
3. Nominate as many other deserving mamas as you'd like!

Three things I love most about being a mom:

1. Being needed. This one kind of sounds selfish, but it's true. I love that they need and want me to be there for them, hold them, snuggle them, read to them, kiss their boo boos, talk to them and teach them. And I love doing those things.

Even if it means reading Lorelai the same book over and over again...

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dealing with Aidan's tricky school situations...

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or handling one of Logan's massive meltdowns.

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2. Seeing their tight sibling bond grow. My kids love each other, and it makes my heart swell with joy. The way Aidan and Logan care about and look after their sister and each other is a gift. I hope it lasts forever and ever.

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3. The unconditional love I feel. It's overwhelming sometimes how much I love my kids. It'll hit me when I'm snuggling and rocking Lorelai before I put her to bed and I just don't want to let her go. Or when the boys get off the bus with huge smiles on their faces, excited to tell me about something that happened at school. Or when we're playing outside or having an impromptu family dance party in the kitchen after dinner.

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Sometimes I wonder how I got so lucky.


Also, linking up with Mandy's Mama Memoirs (another mommy blogger who inspires me, btw!), because what's more appropriate to share about motherhood than the reasons why I love it so much?! :)


12 comments:

  1. Gosh, that uncondontional love is really awesome isnt it? Your spot on with why I love being a momma too! I am visiting from the mama memoirs link up! :)

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  2. You brought tears to my eyes! (Not sure why I'm so emotional lately - nope, not preggo.) Motherhood really is the most beautiful thing. I had a moment last night where Leila asked me to lay in bed with her for a while as I was tucking her in. My heart melted and as we snuggled in, I had such a clear perspective on life and what's important and what truly makes me happy. It felt so good. Love my kiddos so much. Thank you for the nomination!

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    1. XO :) (PS, love your 'not preggo' disclaimer, ha!)

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  3. You are so right about how being a Mommy can feel like a thankless job. But you hit the nail on the head with your list of reasons why you love it!! I agree with every single one!! Thank you for linking up this week!!

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  4. Beautiful post! Being a mom is so hard, just like how you put it, but so rewarding (even in brief moments)

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    1. Thanks! And definitely thank goodness for those brief moments, too!

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  5. Thank you so so much, Becky! Being a mama often does leave us feeling like we're on an island. Lucky my island is crowded!
    Thank you!
    nancy-of the crazy 9

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    1. The more crowded the better?! :) You're welcome, Nancy.

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  6. This is so sweet! Being a mommy is the best job in the world (even if sometimes the "thank yous" go by the wayside).

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    1. Thanks! If only those thank yous were more frequent...:)

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