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My Favorite Part of Motherhood

by Kelly Crawford

My favorite part of motherhood…

~The two lines on the pregnancy test that make my heart beat fast.

~Children saying “l” words when they pronounce it like a “w”.

~A completely new person made of my husband and me.

~Labor pains…just the first ones 😉


~A house full of my best little friends.

~Beautiful, sleeping babies.

~Wet, naked bottoms fresh out of the bathtub.

~The unbelievable sound of my oldest daughter saying she wants to be just like me.

~Dreaming of our family when everyone is grown up and gathered for Christmas.

~When Avi says, “Mom, have you seen my “patch baby” (cabbage patch with yarn hair)…I need it to suck my thumb.”

~Baby dolls and tractors stewn about the house…yes, if I allow myself, I find tremendous joy in seeing these tangible “symbols” of my children.

~Watching my 4-year old chew up plantain (that weed that grows in everyone’s yard) and spit it out on her baby sister’s ant bite (it really works!)

~Big, smacky kisses from a child just learning how fun it is.

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Catherine R. May 10, 2008 - 3:31 pm

I am encouraged by this post : )

It is very easy to come across information that can easily turn an inexperienced person off to the idea of kids. I just read a little blurb (on a finance blog of all places) about how awful and annoying it is for the author and his wife to have to go to a public places with there (one) child.

Then I read a news piece written by a mom (2 kids) who encourages women to stop lying and admit how boring their children and being a mom really are.

I really am encouraged when I see that people who sincerly enjoy their kids really do exist. Our culture is just so full of messages that children do nothing but cramp your style.

Cindi May 11, 2008 - 1:38 pm

What a beautiful list!

Miss Rebekah Ann S. May 12, 2008 - 12:29 pm

What a beautiful tribute to motherhood! 🙂 I love posts like this.

Wow, you looked amazing in that pic right after giving birth! 🙂

Marci May 23, 2008 - 7:12 am

I would have to change a few of your things. I am a mother of one. I hate those pregnancy tests. They have never been favorable to me. Then I would add, that phone call that says… “He’s Yours!!!”

Leanne May 23, 2008 - 11:06 am

Me too!

I intensely second your list!



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