What Brings me Absolute Joy?

Each day I wake up to the same routine for two weeks in a row; Aj needs his specific morning routine and breakfast ready for him. My youngest needs his scrambled eggs or toast or cereal whatever he finally decides upon after 15 minutes of being indecisive. My daughter, the eldest of three, wakes up groggy but always has a slight smile on her face when she gets a hug from Mama. Each morning I wake up to children happy, healthy and thankful for their Mama who wakes up each day bringing them joy, but what I get in return is nothing money can buy.

February Vacation with my Kids

Each day I get a new perspective on life, as I am working to ensure Aj’s day goes as planned, that there isn’t any kinks to offset him before school to get him frustrated. Each day I wake up ensuring each child’s needs are met, for when my children’s needs are met, so are mine.

My job is Mom.

Being a Mom has brought me absolute joy. Being a Mom has brought tears to my eye. Being a Mom has left me tired at an early hour. Being a Mom has left me wondering, “am I doing this right?!” Being a Mom has opened my eyes to the world through children. Being a Mom has brought me absolute joy.

When I can begin each day with hugs, kisses and I love yous and end each day the same; that to me is my success story.

What Brings me Absolute Joy?

It doesn’t matter what falls in between; the normal chaos of raising a middle child who thrives on his day to go as planned and structured the same each day while also juggling his two siblings that are more free spirited like their Mama. It doesn’t matter how drained I can feel at times and want to curl up and cry over the fact that my middle child is struggling. You see, my middle child may be struggling but he doesn’t see it that way. My middle child sees himself as a loved boy, with parents who adore him and work hard to ensure his life is lived to the fullest. My other children see a brother who struggles but is a joy to play hide and seek with or pretend play MineCraft or Sonic. My family sees each of us for the love we have together, because together we bring each other absolute joy.

This is my happy place, my safe zone and it is also that for my children. So when asked what brings me absolute joy, my reply is simple;

Being a Mother.

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  1. I feel that our jobs as moms are the most important jobs of all! And often the most important jobs are the hardest!! It is all worth it when out of nowhere my little guy yells “mommy!” and then blows me a kiss from across the room πŸ™‚

  2. This is such a sweet post. I often feel the same way. I have been stuck inside with a 2 year old and a 2 month old since Dec. It is so worth it though! I usually try to drink 1 cup of steamy hot coffee before my day starts!

  3. Hello Brandy

    As always, you’re an inspiration. I too live for my kids – it’s our number one priority.

    You’re fantastic to raise a family with such awareness for making one another feel at peace, as everyone does for AJ. I had a similar struggle with my daughter for years, not with food so much, but with routine and sensory issues. It still rears up occasionally (few times a week) but as they grow older and feel more in control of who they are and understand their emotions and other people’s needs better, I think they are better able to manage their own emotions (just an opinion).

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy it. Keep up the good work!

  4. More than anything else on this earth, I love being a mom. It can definitely be a messy job sometimes, but it’s all worth it at the end of each and every day.

  5. Definitely being a mom brings me joy. It is one of the most under appreciated, non paying, sometimes very frustrating job, but my gosh, the happiness it brings is the best reward. ,

  6. What an amazing attitude. I love every minute of being a mother to my daughter. She is everything I ever hoped for and more.

  7. I’m with you on those points… My happiest and best gift was/is giving birth to my twins… I’m grateful for motherhood.

  8. my kids make me smile and laugh so that is a great reminder each day that Ineed to cherish them more often. I also love saying that being a mom is my job.

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