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.