Why I Love Being a Mom

This morning, I was outside on my front porch with my girls, a typical scene in our day-to-day lives. My older 2 were painting on the sidewalk and I was holding my newborn in my lap. The sun was glorious and the breeze, perfect. And while I was sitting there, soaking it all in, I felt an enormous lump in my throat.

I am a mom to 3 girls. 

These beautiful people are my daughters. 

What a gift!

In this ordinary moment, I realized the extraordinary gift that is motherhood. As tired as I am, as much as my kiddos drive me crazy, and as often as I think that someone else’s grass is greener, this is the best gig in all the world. I love being a mom…

What I love most about being a mom is the power to create. Nearly every task of motherhood is also one of creation…

Making and birthing a baby, singing songs in the car, reading to them before bed, exploring color with a neat art project, slowing down to enjoy a creek or a cave, preparing a meal that is beautiful and wholesome…

These are the daily tasks of my life and I could not love them more.

As a mother, I have a great role in helping to write my daughters’ stories. While I know that they’ll write most of it themselves, their foundation, their childhood, is one that I get to help create. As enormous and weighty this task may seem, it’s also a great gift.

I hope so much that they love their story. I pray that they find peace and fulfillment and hope in the life that they lead. I hope they remember the extraordinary moments in the ordinary things, like painting on the sidewalk on a beautiful spring day.

Lacy is a wife, mom, teacher, and dreamer, determined to live a BIG life in a simple way. She writes at Living on Love where she shares inspiration for doing just that. From great recipes and fun projects to adventures in the outdoors and experiences in parenting, Lacy believes in living a meaningful life on a daily basis. In addition to her blog, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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