20 Reasons I’m Grateful to Be a Mom

I turn 35 today. It’s a milestone birthday, and I have mixed feelings about it. For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m getting older. I was sharing my angst about this birthday with a friend earlier this week, and she reminded me of all the reasons that I have to celebrate where I am in life right now, instead of fretting that I’m one step closer to 40. Without a doubt, the thing that I have to be most thankful for is Mason. Motherhood is the greatest thing I’ve ever done, and I feel so fortunate to be a mom–and more specifically, Mason’s mommy–for so many reasons.

Overwhelming love

Little boy hugs and kisses

Hearing “mama” (never gets old!)

Infectious laughter

Gummy (and then toothy) grins

Cuddle time on the couch

Coffee and playtime at 6 a.m.

Swinging in the park

Art time with puppy-shaped markers

Play dates with other cool moms

Shopping for little boy threads

Family date nights

Bathtime with squeaky toys

Road trips

First words

Finger painting

Constant surprises

Tiny toes and fingers

Wispy blonde curls

Bad behavior (that’s just so cute)

Care to share why you’re grateful you’re a mommy?

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  3. by Nick Shell

    On June 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Hooray! Happy Birthday, Heather!

  4. by K

    On July 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    the times when your child only wants you, making your heart feel more than warm and more than loved!

    “bath time with squeaky toys”- shoot i cant say how many times i threw on a bikini and got in the tub and splashed half the water on the floor and made mountains of bubbles

    waking up to my sons cute face and infectious smile

    being pulled off the couch (literally) with my one finger in his tiny hand the again infectious smile, to play, get a cup, or show me something.

    re-living out my child years

    imaginative play

    playing and forgetting just how old I am

    being a super hero- hes the apple of my eye, as I am his.

    Family time in bed- My son’s favorite place to be is in my bed it is our nightly ritual to spend some cuddle or play time in bed to settle down before bed time (sounds slightly weird but it helps all three of us get together and relax where we all feel the most comfortable and can bond)

  5. by n

    On July 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I have a little girl and it’s so much fun to paint her nails (she’s 4) and take her to dance class:) nail painting tip for the little ones: use Nicole by Opi or any colors that do not contain formaldehyde or other toxins.

  6. by Kat

    On July 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I am grateful to be a mom because this new role is shaping me in ways that no other role or job could. Being a mother has caused me to face how truly selfish and impatient I can be, while conditioning me to be more selfless, patient and compassionate as I take care of my son. As a mother I am and will continue to learn how love is indeed patient and kind, keeping no record of wrongs – how love is not self-seeking, not easily angered and always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always preserves.