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November 14, 2011

Motherhood: A Thankful Job

Over the weekend I had an awesome revelation. I remember being pregnant and speaking with moms and friends and family about becoming a mom. I was so excited to start this new chapter in my life called motherhood with all the ups and downs and lefts and rights that came with it. 

There was one common theme that I kept hearing, "Girl, being a mom is a thankless job". I thought REALLY thankless! Sure our husbands may not wake up every morning and say, "Thank you for going to work, taking care of the kids, cooking, and cleaning." But I'm sure he shows his appreciation on a daily basis, by helping out when needed, keeping his distance during that crucial 'time of the month' and changing that awful diaper that has you gagging.

Think about it, even our kids thank us every day. For instance, like clock work Yus rises at 5:30am, yells into the monitor, and when I turn on the light and say good morning he smiles. That's a thank you. When I get him dressed in the morning and he claps when I pull his shirt over his head and say peak-a-boo. That's a thank you. When I read him a story and he claps. That's a thank you. Every time Yus claps, smiles, giggles or laughs, it means thank you mommy. 

Motherhood is a thankful job. The appreciation is all around us. We just have to accept not always hearing it and instead see it in what our spouses and children do. 


What do the little people and big boys in your life do to say thank you?
nkoyo

4 comments:

Nellie

My 2 year old just comes up to me randomly and says "i love you mommy" at least once a day. I can live off that high forever!

p.s. Love the new design!

Nkoyo Robinson

That is so sweet! Thanks so much, I needed a change :-)

Nia/Chic Working Moms

Aww, I love this! Mothers need to hear this more often because it's easy to feel unappreciated when you don't actually hear the words. Great post!

Nkoyo Robinson

Thanks Nia! I have to remind myself often. :)

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