Adoption Kids Motherhood

I’m a Mom and I’m So Incredibly Thankful

I am not a hero. I am not selfless. I did not save my kids from a horrible life. I am not doing an amazing thing. At least nothing more amazing than what you’re doing. I am a mom by adoption. But really, I am simply a mom who loves her kids unconditionally. I am a mom just like you. I love my kids. I wake my kids up in the morning. I get them breakfast. I change diapers and wipe butts. I pick out their clothes and help them get dressed. I tie their shoes and zipper their coats. I take them to school, soccer games, dance class, music class, doctor appointments and anywhere else they might have to go. I play with them. I read to them. I help them with homework. I take care of them when they are sick. I make them dinner and clean up after them. I bake cookies and cupcakes with them. I do their laundry. And sometimes I might even put it away. I comfort them during bad storms or when they’re just feeling sad. I lay with them when they wake up screaming in the middle of the night after a nightmare. I go on vacation with my kids. I go swimming with my kids. I have fun with my kids. I make lots of memories with my kids. I make them pose for pictures so that I can try to keep those memories alive. I cherish my kids. I sometimes have to discipline my kids. I carry them upstairs at night. Well, not my oldest anymore. He got too big, too fast. I tuck them in at night. I make sure they have their loveys and their favorite blankets and wish them sweet dreams. I check on them again when I go to sleep because I love sleeping babies. Who doesn’t? I go to bed every night in awe just thinking about these wonderful kids I’ve been blessed with. I love them no matter what. I cuddle them. I shower them with hugs and kisses. I assure them that they are loved and always will be. I am a mom and being mom is one of my favorite things ever. Even on the hard days, I am so incredibly thankful that I get to be mom. I’m pretty sure you are too. www.herviewfromhome.com
Written by Alissa Kay

I am not a hero. I am not selfless. I did not save my kids from a horrible life. I am not doing an amazing thing. At least nothing more amazing than what you’re doing.  I am a mom by adoption. But really, I am simply a mom who loves her kids unconditionally. I am a mom just like you.

I love my kids.

I wake my kids up in the morning. I get them breakfast.

I change diapers and wipe butts.

I pick out their clothes and help them get dressed. I tie their shoes and zipper their coats.

I take them to school, soccer games, dance class, music class, doctor appointments and anywhere else they might have to go.

I play with them.

I read to them.

I help them with homework.

I take care of them when they are sick.

I make them dinner and clean up after them.

I bake cookies and cupcakes with them.

I do their laundry. And sometimes I might even put it away.

I comfort them during bad storms or when they’re just feeling sad.

I lay with them when they wake up screaming in the middle of the night after a nightmare.

I go on vacation with my kids.

I go swimming with my kids.

I have fun with my kids.

I make lots of memories with my kids. I make them pose for pictures so that I can try to keep those memories alive.

I cherish my kids.

I sometimes have to discipline my kids.

I carry them upstairs at night. Well, not my oldest anymore. He got too big, too fast. I tuck them in at night. I make sure they have their loveys and their favorite blankets and wish them sweet dreams. I check on them again when I go to sleep because I love sleeping babies. Who doesn’t?

I go to bed every night in awe just thinking about these wonderful kids I’ve been blessed with.

I love them no matter what. I cuddle them. I shower them with hugs and kisses. I assure them that they are loved and always will be.

I am a mom and being mom is one of my favorite things ever. Even on the hard days, I am so incredibly thankful that I get to be mom. I’m pretty sure you are too.

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About the author

Alissa Kay

Alissa was born and raised in the Midwest and currently calls Iowa home. She’s living out her dreams as a stay home mom & wife. Alissa has a 7-year-old son and 2 daughters ( 4 and 2!), all through adoption. For fun, she enjoys taking pictures of her kids. Too bad they don’t find it as amusing!