Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why I love being a mother.


Because I extracted a massive water beetle from the pool and they thought I was the best thing that happened to the age 30. I'm a goddess with super powers and they are my shrieking fans!

Because when I tell Lillie no! no! for playing in the toilet, she cries, walks away, comes back, and wants me to comfort her for the emotional pain that I inflicted. The irony.

Because even when I'm starving off my rocker, exhausted, with no patience, they eat first, they drink first, they come first. And that teaches me a lot.

And because all my emotions are heightened. Like when I was pregnant and every single piece of food was SO DELICIOUS and even a single refried bean tasted as succulent as a fresh vat of guacamole. That's what it's like being a mother. Every firework show, every Hello Kitty necklace in the mall, every bleach commercial has a new meaning, a new excitement to it, a new memory attached to it. So much so that I forget what it was like living in my blurry, carefree world of no daughters. When I walk into a room, I scan for little things that Lillie could choke on, look down for Ruby's next move and survey Grace's face for confidence and happiness. They're just the things I now live for.

13 comments:

ariana said...

And what joy it is!

Heidi said...

I couldn't have said it better.

Raelyn said...

They make us such better people, better women. They make us want to get up in the morning, and stomp through chaos of the day until the peace of night finally hits, when we want to wake them up just to see their smiles again. The heartprints they leave on us change us, for the better...our sole purpose is to do the same for them!

Jessie said...

thanksforgetting
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Baby Coffee said...

I'm just stunned at how many teeth Lillie has in her mouth! That's a whole lotta pain and cryin' and drool for a wee bitty 13 month old!

Laurel said...

you make my ovaries hurt every time you do one of these posts...(grin)

but it's a very good thing.

I love what I want to do with my love when you share your "mom moments"

many thanks.

The Medleys said...

Um, did you know that I am currently fighting baby fever?? And I think Gideon is going to ban me from your blog if you keeep posting things like this. I love it.

Dee said...

I can feel the love tonight

kristen said...

Sarah I love this!!! It is perfect. And I love watching you be a mom to your girls...you are inspiring!

Jessie said...

heysarah

LeDoux said...

okay. so. i think i will scan and print out your blog and paste my kids photos in there and be like here. this is what raising you was like.

i mean, you just describe it so well. and the best part. the absolute best part about your blogging/journaling is that your kids will never have to wonder if you loved them. because they will have proof that you did.

it's inspirational, really. and in many many ways i find you inspirational. you have a very natural, intricate soul. i love it. and i love that you live next to me and i can see it all in person.

xoxo

missy said...

Yep. Totally.

I might bookmark this post because I just love it so so much.

Jenni of the Great Salt Lake said...

good stuff.