I should be quoted right? I just went ahead and did it myself so no one else would have to take the time. But for real, this is me. I know sometimes I feel like my kids are taking me for a ride on the crazy train and I’m headed to who knows where, but over these last couple of days I’ve been reminded how important my role is as a mother. It truly is a divine calling and privilege to train, teach, and raise these big spirits in tiny human bodies. They have taught ME so much in just the 2 short years I’ve had the title as “Mom.” I still have so much more to learn!
Being a mom has been my dream job ever since I was a little girl. It’s not always easy, and some days I wish I could just call in sick like I used to when I worked at the hospital…but it doesn’t work like that. They need me, or so they say, but in reality, I need them. I need to learn sacrifice, I need to learn patience, I need to learn selfless love, forgiveness, compassion, empathy, respect, and love. They teach me every single day. They show me my weaknesses, where I can improve. They help me smile when everything else around me seems dreary. They are the joy in the world.
So between wiping boogers, changing poppy pants, and calming grocery store temper tantrums, therein lies the master plan: to shape me into the woman my Father in Heaven wants me to be, and hopefully help prepare them for their wonderful life ahead.
I am a Mom and I love my job. My 24/7 slobbery kisses, sticky fingers, cleaning, cooking, folding, reading, teaching, singing, driving, running, playing, wiping, loving full time job. It’s the best. A dream come true in fact.