Raising a child is far from easy, but there really are moments where you think, yup, totally worth it. I had one of those moments on Sunday. A lot of my family and friends were sitting on couches in our basement with my little family, watching the LDS General Conference broadcast. My husband and I have always taken notes of spiritual impressions we have received. Over the years our boys have pulled out their journals to draw pictures and our oldest began taking notes this year too. It is really sweet and I am thankful that at least in one thing they follow my example and it is a good thing. Haha
So I look over at my little Matthew, who has stolen my journal so he can "write" things. Mostly it is practicing the letter m. Totally fine. Then all the sudden he says "Mama, look, I wrote mom! Just like in my lessons, I remember this word, mom, that's you!"
The first word he wrote, that I know of, is mom.
Of course then he proceeded to fill the page with lots of mom's and moos and Matthew's (thanks to my awesome mom sitting on the other side of him teaching him how to write his name).
I am so thankful that I got to learn from my amazing mom. That she taught me to read and write and was endlessly patient with me showing off those skills, even with permanent marker on her beautifully expensive dresser. She taught me to be a mom that cares about the important things. Thank heavens we have mothers.
And I am so thankful I am Mom to five amazing little creatures.