I thought it would be fun to get a small collection of why we love being mama’s! And to help balance us out, I got a few daddy responses too!! I love reading everyone’s experiences! Enjoy! 🙂
“I love how it challenges me to be the best person that I can be because I want my daughter (soon to be daughters) to always look up to me. It challenges me to be better all the time. Oh, and I love that it also gives me an excuse to eat more goldfish than I should ;)” – Chelsea Gold, mother of soon to be 2
“I’m the mom who, when I hear my child stirring, cringes and hopes for a few more minutes of precious sleep. I anxiously await nap time and bed time. And then I fervently pray that today will be the day she doesn’t fight it and takes a decent nap or finally sleeps through the night. It is in those few fleeting moments of peace, when my babe is resting peacefully and looks so serine and angelic, that I truly love her. Those are the moments I hang on to. That is when I whisper ever so carefully in her delicate little ear “you are kind. You are smart. You are important. You are a beautiful daughter of God who knows her self worth. Don’t EVER settle for anyone or anything. God loves you so very much, As do your parents, and they want nothing but the best for you. With their help, you will move mountains and conquer your battles.” And then I sit back to take a moment for myself and admire her.” – Brittany Fraizer, mother of 1
“Seeing your children be righteous parents and being the kind of adults that are striving to live true to their covenants.” – Rebecca Mitchell, mother of 5 (3 of which are now mothers, and one that still has many years ;))
“I love seeing the growth that happens. I always thought Hudson was my baby and now that we have Kash it just is amazing to me how big he is, and how tiny Kash is. I don’t know if that’s my favorite thing but that something that I think is pretty amazing.” – Kailey Varble, mother of 2
“Holding your baby for the first time and knowing they came straight from their Heavenly Father.” – Lani Kowalk, mother of 3
“That even at the end of a rough day and I’m tucking in the boys I ask them how much I love them and they say “forever”. They know I love them no matter what. If I’m disappointed, mad, or sad, my love for them doesn’t change and they know that. “ – Kaisey Shipley, mother of 3
“I had an investment professor in college tell us one day that we should never let fear be the reason we didn’t do something. The next morning I felt the strong impression that my delay to become a father was produced by fear and nothing else. 2 years later, I hardly remember life before my son and am lost in my love of being a father. To think that fear almost prevented his existence is amazing to me. Surely every good thing that has come to me in life has been brought by the means of removing fear from the equation and evaluating what I was doing and who I was becoming. Sometimes we just have to get out of our own way.” – Patrick Van Hoose, father of 1
“One of my most favorite things about motherhood right now is seeing their little imaginations grow and run wild. Their curiosity, innocence and wonder is amazing and inspiring. They all are coming into their own personality and it’s so fun to see. And I love love sweet cuddles! :)” – Jenna Van Hoose, mother of 3
“One thing I can count on every single day is when I walk into her room in the morning and as soon as she hears the door open she starts squirming around and laughing…then I poke my head over her crib and her face just LIGHTS UP. It’s just immediate gratification for the day you’re about to have. And no matter how the day goes, good or bad, I’m always so excited for the morning.” – Haylie Swenson, mother of 1
“I love how much I love Atticus. I never realized how much I could love someone more than I had room for. I love how much I want to sacrifice for him too. Just thinking about waking up early with him to send him off to school with lunch I made him or seminary or to an away game makes me so excited to think about.” – Veronica Fraizer, mother of 1
“The best part of motherhood for me, is that I’m the ultimate jack of all trades. When my little guy is sick, he doesn’t want a doctor, or daddy, or anything, except mommy. I get to play nurse. When he’s scared, I’m the ultimate protector. When he’s hungry, I’m the best chef around. I know to him I’m something great, and that’s the best feeling in the world. He thinks I’m a superhero! The confidence he has in me, makes me more confident than the new miss universe. The best part of motherhood is just that, being a mother!” – Apple Cumins, mother of soon to be 2
Happy Wednesday everyone, and enjoy the joy of Mamahood!!
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