Wonderful Wednesday-because for a mama, the best gift ever is when your children do well!
Recently a FB friend who I knew back in high school many years ago won a prestigious award and he posted how he grinned like a little kid when his mom said she was proud of him. What he may not realize because he is a husband and father, not a mom, is that for a mom, the best thing ever is when your children do well. As mothers we sacrifice EVERYTHING for our children. We worry when we breastfeed, when we change diapers, when we cart them off to school. Mothers want their children to succeed and to do well in life. People who read my blog know when my children succeed I am happy, thrilled, and excited. If I have a choice between yarn (which I can never have enough of) and one of my babies accomplishing some goal, the kid's dream wins every time. I am proud of my children. My kids laugh at me because when I get notice about something they have done well, I cry like a baby, I am overwhelmed with joy.
Over the past week my children have brought me to tears on several occasions with some amazing accomplishments, awards and honors. They show them to me or tell me about them and wait for the tears. "Mom are you crying again?" My answer is a hearty "YES!" Then I start with the hugs and kisses. The bottom line is that motherhood is a hard job. One of the hardest in the world and the reward we get from it is pride and joy when our children do well. So today I celebrate Wonderful Wednesday and the success of my children.