Why I Love Motherhood

Motherhood is the best thing to have ever happened to me. I can't imagine life any other way.

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.

Motherhood is the best thing to have ever happened to me. I can't imagine life any other way.

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?

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • Yes to so many of these! Motherhood is so much harder and more amazing than I ever thought it would be. My life before was great, but having another little person to share it with makes it even better. I love too that having little e is teaching me how to play again and be more spontaneous. I had become so boring and never even knew it!

    • It definitely is harder than I expected, but the amazingness overrides it by far!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    This is so sweet! Being a mom is the absolute best.
    There isn’t much better than cuddles. I hope my babies never outgrow them.

    • It definitely is the best and I hope the cuddles stay forever!

  • I love to hear moms talk about how awesome it is to be a mom–my own mom has always been very open and vocal about how much she enjoys being our mom, and that meant a lot to me as a sensitive little kid, to know that she loves us all like crazy and that being our mom is the best part of her life–knowing that can really make a big difference for your kids!

    • Well, he definitely has made a big difference in my life =)

  • <3<3<3<3 Oh my goodness, I was nodding my head along to pretty much all of these. 🙂

    • Our sons are the best!

  • Paige Gunter

    I love this post! I am a new mommy. My sweet boy is 8 months old and teething. I love him more than I ever imagined (& I knew I would love him), still the moodiness and fussing that can suddenly erupt while waiting for these new teeth can make it hard to remember the good days we have too. He was incredibly cuddly today and said “Mama” and giggled more than I can ever remember. Today was one of those days that I was reminded how truly blessed I am. It may be hard sometimes, but I really do love watching our little boy grow up.

    • Yes, the hard parts sometimes come up, but looking in the big picture , the good times will always trump the bad. And, it just gets better with time!

  • <3 <3 <3 I could snuggle babies all day! Especially my baby! (Toddler? Eh, she's still my baby.)

    • Aren’t they the absolute best! I treasure anytime Rhys lets me cuddle him, especially when he initiates the cuddling!

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    One of my biggest fears is that I’ll be too impatient with my kids. Thanks for sharing these words for this non-mama.

    • It’s definitely a learning process, but you just have to think of the love you have for them all the time.

  • Skinnyandsingle

    This was the cutest post ever!!! <3 Found you on Motivational Monday!

    • Thank you so much for reading!