The Joy of Being a Mom

I have been busy making a layout a day in February.  A little hard with everything going on, but I find that if I gather some photos and paper before I go to bed, I can take a few minutes here and there throughout the day to finish the layout.  Homeschooling keeps me busy, but there are down times while they work. I would not want to do this everyday, but a fun challenge for the short month of February.  I will share the other layouts some time this month, but just had to share this one.  It came together quickly because I have a lot of photos of the boys in my category drawers.  (A Stacy Julian way of organizing photos.)

The Lain Ehmann’s prompt was I Always Thought… The first thing that came to my mind was that I always thought I didn’t want to be a Mom. I became a Mom 16 years ago next month, and I love it. I went from being a career woman as a Director of Human Resources to a stay at home Mom and then, homeschooler.  Who would have thought?

I guess I never realized that there would be the joys and rewards.  I thought it would be all work.  Now don’t get me wrong, being a Mom is hard work.  It is filled with struggles and fears, however, it is also filled with hugs and laughter.  It is filled with the joy of seeing your children learn to read and then learn to love to read.  It is filled with happy anticipation of Christmas, Easter and Birthdays.  It is filled with the joys of witnessing their accomplishments of learning to tie their shoes, ride a bike, make their first meal all on their own, make the clutch basket, or lower their swim time.  I could go on and on.

I love how my boys are slowly becoming young men.  I love spending time with them and having great conversations.  It is going by so fast, but oh, I am going to enjoy all that I can of the time I have left with them living at home.

What have you Always Thought….?

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