I always knew I would enjoy being a mother. But, it just happens that I love motherhood more than I ever could! I fall more in love with my son every day. Sometimes I wonder how in the world will I ever love another child as much as I love Rhys. I mean, I know I will, but it’s very hard to imagine.
Cuddles | Rhys is at the age that he intentionally will give me cuddles. He obliges me all the time when I ask him for a hug or a kiss. But, the best is when he will just randomly come up to me and give a hug or a kiss. Every morning, we cuddle in bed as he drinks a wake-up bottle and I read the scriptures. His favorite thing to do after a shower is cuddle in the blankets with me. Nothing is better than the feeling of my son’s arms wrapped around my neck or his head resting on my bosom.
Having a Buddy | Rhys is my best buddy–I tell him that all the time. I love taking him with me everywhere. I enjoy spending time with Rhys, going shopping with Rhys, eating out with Rhys, going on walks with Rhys.
Watching him grow | It’s so fun to watch children grow and develop right in front of my eyes. Every milestone excited me–I scared Rhys with my joyous outburst when he rolled over for the first time. I just love watching him make connections and discover new things. It’s so much more fulfilling than it was to see my students finally understand a concept (and that was definitely thrilling)!
It helps my patience | I’m not the most patient person ever. But, I feel that my patience has grown since being a mother. I still have a long way to go, but I feel like I’m doing better every day. I don’t get as angry with him anymore–I still get frustrated, but I breathe in, close my eyes, and breathe out before talking.
Silly times | Toddlers are the funniest! I am so excited that Rhys is now at that stage. He makes the funniest faces and does the silliest things at times. I always laugh every day. Rhys can also tell if I’m feeling down. When that happens, he’ll try to cheer me up with being silly.
Sharing memories | It has been so fun to share in memories with Rhys: his first Christmas, his first trip to the zoo, sledding for the first time, meeting cousins, etc. I love being able to rediscover the world along with Rhys, as well as make memories with my child.
He is my heart | Justin and I were given Rhys from Heavenly Father. He is our flesh and blood. He is our heart. He is our happiness. He is the apple of our eyes. He is our pride and joy. We are complete with him.
Why do you love motherhood?