what they do for me

In all my mothering moments, I have to admit that some of my favorites are the hugs, or the kisses that I receive from my youngest. He speaks my language and is sensitive to my moods. When I need love I can count on any number of un asked for hugs. He simply gives because he loves it, and me. The kisses that he gives are some of the sweetest kisses I have every received. Today, and yesterday I have been inundated with those shows of affection and I am feeling so incredibly loved.

Sometimes, in the midst of a busy week, when I am running all over the place trying to accomplish all the things that are required in a day, changing diapers, feeding the kids, cleaning up after them, keeping them from killing each other, kissing boo boos, doing their laundry or any of the other thousand tasks they require, I feel like it’s one sided. I do a lot for them, and sometimes I forget how much they do for me.

Josh’s smile makes my heart actually warm up 10 degrees, Kaleb’s affection can swiftly change a mood. It’s nice to take a moment to remember how much they actually do for me.


Published by lauriehaughton

Author & Photographer

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