Being a mom is the most rewarding job I have been given. And the most difficult. There are moments every day that test my patience. And in that same span of time, memories I never want to forget. Motherhood is tough but worth every sleepless night.
I sit down to remember all of the moments that I don’t want to forget from raising them so far. The time goes slowly until it has flown past you.
-The splashes in the bathtub as the bubbles multiply.
-Sneaking the chocolate bar while mom goes to the bathroom.
-The messy living room with toys and stuffed animals covering the floor.
-Learning to pump on the swing in the backyard.
-Washing the car with hand soap because “I’m washing it with my hands! Duh!”
-Long nights in the NICU after premature births
-Fear and anxiety as they battle RSV in the hospital
-Snuggles on the couch when they wake up in the morning
-Vacation Bible School and pure bliss dancing to the music
-Family road trips as we go on new adventures
-Dinosaur bathrobe wrestling
-First Day of School excitement
-ER visit when they shove a plastic bead up their nose
-Christmas lights twinkling and listening to the little voices singing their favorite songs
So many tiny moments I don’t want to forget because as the days seem long the years are going quickly. I love being a mom and never thought I would miss the younger years. Those years were tough, and the days seemed to never end. Now I wish I could go back and hold them in the recliner a little longer. Read that extra book as they drift off to sleep. I don’t want to forget the hard times because it makes the sweet moments even more special.