I truly had this idea about a week ago that I should write about being a mom. Today I get online, look at every ones blogs and realize so many of you have beat me to it! I feel like I'm 'stealing' the idea now, but I can't help but to write a little something. I thought of this because I was looking at my kids and thinking to myself, "I am so lucky to have these two beautiful children in my life." I have wanted children since I was a child. I was that kid that always played with baby dolls. I literally think I liked dolls until I was old enough to babysit! I knew since I was a kid that I wanted a big family, I wanted to have kids and wanted to adopt kids. I love animals too...Matt always makes fun of me and says if I weren't married to him I'd be a cat lady. The sad thing is, he may be right :) I just can't say no! If someone offered me their kid I'd say YES! Of course! So much easier then going through those 9 months and then praying you don't have another hour long labor and pop one out at home. Although I'd do again in a heartbeat for another sweet baby...but we'll give it a couple years (don't worry, we WILL wait a little longer this time). So back to my children. Why I love being a mom? Really, I don't think I could possibly think of a reason I don't love being a mom. I honestly believe this is the best job I could have been given. I think about all the heart ache that comes with being a mom and I would take it all 100 times over to feel the extreme amount of love I have for these two beautiful people. I love the fact that I can be standing in the kitchen watching William literally shove turkey into his mouth with both hands and get teary eyed. Maybe part of that is because I'm freaking out he's going to choke on his turkey, but mostly because of this adorable little man in front of me that WE created! WOW! And I look at Kaela and think of how truly unique and special she really is and how lucky Matt and I are that we got her! 84 known people in the WORLD who are known to have the same thing as Kaela and we got her! I think I understand in some ways why we have her...I think we have become different people in some ways (for the better) and have learned so much, but I think she's going to teach us so much more and for that I really am so thankful. I love the way they smile at you, sometimes for no reason. I love how I can come home from a day full of work, walk through the door to see Kaela kicking her little legs and smiling as she sees me. To see Will jump up and down saying hi mama. I love how they teach me patience. I love how they can drive me crazy and two seconds later look at me with a smile that melts your heart! I love how Matt literally just put Will into a time out and he's calling for me :) he he. I love how I can tell Will that he can not pick on the dog and his little voice says "silly boy, funny," and I have to turn away to laugh because his scrunched up little nose and face is too cute when he does that!
I love the belly laughs that come out of them that make you smile so hard your cheeks hurt and laugh so hard you cry. I love the fact that I was chosen to be a mom to these two beautiful children. I love how I can pick Kaela up and she gets so excited her little legs are running to me in the air as I lift her. I think I could write for hours about how much I love being a mom, but I will end with my new favorite part of being a mom...I love that my children love each other. That Will can get down on the floor with Kaela and the two of them can crack each other up by just making sounds :) ohhh how great it is being a mom!