It’s Five Minute Friday time. This week’s word:
I’m a Mama. I’m used to the ‘give give give’ lifestyle. It’s hard – very hard some days – but I love it because I love them, my two beautiful children. Wouldn’t change anything, for the whole world. I give them my time, my love, my adoration, not wanting anything in return, because I do it for love, a love so deep it knows no bounds, has no end. But I get, in return, so much more: the joy of seeing them grow and learn and become more themselves every day, the joy of hearing them laugh (for what sound is more beautiful in the whole world than the sound of your children laughing?), the sheer joy of being near them and basking in all of their beauty. Every day, I see changes in them: a new word might appear, or a new dance move, or a new joke or some other new way of expressing themselves. I take joy from it all: seeing them grow, change, develop, it’s an inherently joyful process. It brings light and life, brings me happiness (as I revel in them) and gratitude (as I give thanks that they’re healthy and happy). “Mama”. I hear it at least a hundred times a day. Every single time I hear it, I give thanks. Thanks for having been able to give birth to two such truly amazing human beings and thanks that I’m able to spend my days at their side, basking in all the wonders they are, all the wonders they bring. I will never not give thanks for this, for them, and will never complain about how hard or difficult it is (this single Mum-dom): they are my all, my everything, my whole life, my whole world. They’re my reason, my only reason. My loves, my true loves.