Monday, October 13, 2008

The Mother in Me

Reading this book (which I highly recommend) has me feeling very contemplative this morning, and then reading this post has me feeling very grateful. Here's what I've been thinking...

I am doing exactly what I always dreamed of doing. All my life, ever since I can remember, I dreamed of becoming a wife and mother. And now that I am a wife and mother, I think I sometimes take for granted the beautiful opportunity I have to nurture and love.

It seems that sometimes the world's views on motherhood make me wonder just a little bit if there is something more I should be doing with my life. But I would like to shout to the world right now,

"There is nothing MORE important that I could do with my life than to nurture and love my little family. Absolutely nothing. And get this, world...I actually love doing what I do."

Sure there are hard days, but being a mother is so rewarding and so fulfilling, I cannot imagine spending my days doing anything else. And surely there is not another profession that could be more profitable than this, for I prefer to be paid in hugs and kisses and "I love you's."

So, I write this post as a notice to the world, that here is another mother who enjoys her duty, even the dishes, the laundry, the cooking and cleaning, but especially the loving and the nurturing. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a wife and mother.