It never gets old.
Hearing your toddler say, “I love you, mama.”
Watching your baby discover her hands, toes, and hair.
Feeling needed by little human beings.
Watching siblings become the best of friends.
Introducing some pureed concoction and having your baby smile through swallows.
Being called “mama.”
Making your children happy.
Seeing beautiful parts of yourself in your beautiful children.
Learning to forgive yourself when you’ve made mistakes.
Seeing your baby’s first crawls and steps.
Listening to your toddler sing “Old MacDonald” while sitting on the potty.
Making your children smile.
Swinging on a rusty swing or sliding down a very narrow slide just because your toddler asked.
Teaching your children simpler things like the ABCs or more abstract things like that life and human beings can be beautifully lived, trusted, enjoyed, and loved.
Being loved purely for who you are.
Having a slippery baby placed on your chest after giving birth.
Finding new parts of yourself as a woman.
Watching your spouse give hugs and kisses.
Hearing her first coos.
Holding her hand as she walks for the first time.
Watching them sleep in their beds or in your arms.
Seeing yor child grow up before your eyes.