Thursday, January 10, 2008


Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

Today at the store I ran into a good friend and homeschooling mom to four children. Seeing her and her children reminded me of a beautiful poem she has on her blog titled "They Tie You Down".

It got me thinking about how much I love being a mother. There is absolutely nothing I would enjoy more than doing what I do on daily basis. Although it is difficult to put into words how I feel, here are a few reasons why I love being a mother:

1. Little girl bear hugs which include Antalya's arms wrapped tightly around my neck, her legs hugging my waist, and her teeth biting my chin (I know she means it as a big kiss!)

2. A reason and motivation to get out of bed early

3. A shopping buddy

4. More giggles in one day than I thought were possible

5. Sticky little fingers

6. Bathtime

7. Fixing dinner with a backpack on my back a little head peaking over my shoulder

8. Caring more about someone else than I do myself

9. Early morning cuddles with all of us in bed

10. A reason to put off cleaning the house - it's more fun and worthwhile to play!

11. Excitement about the future

12. Naptime

13. It is the only job that requires 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with no days off that can bring incredible amounts of happiness, joy, and love into one's life.


Jan said...

Sunny, It's always like 'finding the treasure' when I pull up your blog and see something new. It's the best way of sharing your thoughts, pictures and family happenings. Thanks for sharing. Love ya, Mom

ahalversen (DBA) said...

Hey! I'm so glad you came on and made a post on my blog ! I've been meaning to come and find you, but with all the sickness and holidays it's been a crazy time for us! It has been so fun to read all about what you guys are up to and see the fun pictures of your little girl. She is getting so big and beautiful! All I can say to all the things you wrote on here is AMEN! And it gets even more fun the more you have :o) I'll be checking back often! Oh, and I also might have some fun girl clothes for you if you are interested. Josh and I are trying to purge all of our older girls clothes, but they are so cute I can't bear to just throw them out. What size is Antalya? In the next month or so we will be trying to figure out what to do with the stuff, so let me know!

mum2brady said...

Awwww - what a wonderful post Sunny! Antalya is soooo beautiful, and I can just imagine her wonderful hugs and kisses :) Hope to see you at a lunch one of these days!!!

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Sonja said...

Gee, thanks Sunny. :D I've alawys liked that poem too.

What a terrific list! Well, it's no surpirse as it came from a terrific mother. We love early morning snuggles in bed too. I can just picture Antalya's little head poking over your shoulder as you create one of your delicious dinners!

Thank you so much for this post. I really liked the quote at the beginning too.

Becky & Joseph said...

So true! Spoken like an expert and a wonderful mother. Isn't motherhood great?!