Thursday, August 23, 2007

Becoming a mom

Becoming a mom ...

Has given me a new sense of humor. I have laughed more in the past 5 months about poo than in the entirety of the rest of my life.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught be about patience ... and frustration. Only when your child is crying for the 45th straight minute can you understand how both emotions can co-exist.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me about love. I love my husband in knowledge. I can explain all the reasons I love him. I love my son almost without knowledge. All I know about this love is that it fills my heart every time I see or think of him.

Becoming a mom ...

Has given me a mother's heart. Now when I see a child cry or hurt, I want to scoop them up, pet their hair and soothe them. Hearing my own child cry hurts in a place I didn't know existed.

Becoming a mom ...

Helps me to understand my own mother. I now understand why she cried through every school event, why she gets so angry when she feels I've been poorly treated, why she still calls me her baby.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me that sometimes doing the right thing for your child means that they might cry and

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me that listening to those cries still hurts.

Becoming a mom ...

Makes me grateful. Grateful to God for blessing our family with such a tremendous gift. Grateful to my husband for being such a loving man and supporting our family. Grateful to my parents for teaching me right from wrong and how not to be a brat. Grateful that every morning I get to look into the eyes of my son and see trust and love shining from them.

Becoming a mom ...

Is my greatest accomplishment.

8 comments:

Grandpa Thomas said...

I cried...tears of joy for my children. Being a Dad has many of those same feelings. Being a Grandfather, I get to say..."See what I mean...being a Parent is so cool!"
Love you all.

Papa said...

And just when you think you couldn't love them any more, they say something or do something that proves you can indeed love even more - like when I read what you wrote. Wow - God is Great! I've loved every minute of watching you grow up..... still!

Grandma Pat said...

You have truly captured what it is to have a mothers heart!!! Tucker is SO blessed to have such wonderful parents and grandparents!

Strange and Charm said...

I'm not even maternal and that made me cry!

Auntie Beth said...

Wow!!! You have definately captured what a mother's heart is... God Bless You!!! Not only is Tucker blessed, we are all blessed to have you and Ryan in our lives..

Tantie Cathy said...

Geez Jenn, I think I've cried more in relation to you guys then anything other thing over the last few years, it was all I could do to not bawl at my desk, then again, as you know, it doesn't take much! You are an amazing mother and I can't wait until i can share stories with you!

Jo said...

Yes, Cathy, you can wait...

Jenn, Welcome to the fold. There is indeed nothing on earth like it.

Anonymous said...

You made me cry again. Guess now you understand why. I love you very much, Jube.

Love,
Mom

 
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