It can be easy to get bogged down in the challenges of motherhood. There are a million Top 10 lists about parenting out there but many seem to dwell on the negative. Here are 10 things I love about being a mom. Let’s spread some positive energy to all the moms and mommies-to-be out there!
10: Experiencing unconditional love. Even in the most stressful moments, I love her so much and there is nothing that could ever change that.
9: Morning smiles. My daughter is a morning person. Her morning smiles are contagious, even when I haven’t had enough sleep.
8: The opportunity to instill values in this little sponge: I know she absorbs everything, and that forces me to be a better person.
7: Seeing a combination of my husband and I personified is strange and interesting. She has my eyes and his smile. My nose and his hair color.
6: Having an excuse to do “kid” things again. Whether it is just walking to the local park to go on the swings or a day at the zoo, it is fun to be a kid again and see the world through her eyes.
5: That contagious, deep-belly baby laughter.
4: The way she smells after her bath.
3: Arriving to pick her up from daycare and having her crawl (or sometimes walk), while giggling, to me as quickly as she can.
2: Observing as her personality develops.
1: Watching my daughter reach milestones. I work full-time so I was worried I might miss a couple of these, and maybe I will, but there are new milestones almost every single day and each is a blessing.