Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Once There Was A Mom

This book from Deseret Book is so cute and it describes motherhood perfectly. Why do we do everything that we do? 


This is one of my favorite parts of the book:

"Was it enough, all those games of checkers and sheets of long division and birthday cakes and pushes on swings and shampooed heads and... and a million other things that were so tiny they could hardly matter?
Not one tile or one word or one thread by itself meant much of anything... But together, they meant EVERYTHING.
"Bit by bit," she whispered,
"I am building a beautiful life for you."
And bit by bit, she realized,
they were making her life beautiful too."

Sometimes our actions may seem unnoticed but they don't. Everything we do, everything we say shapes our children's childhood. This reminds me of a quote from a book I read by Rachel Macy Stafford:
"Being responsible for someone's childhood is a big deal. We not only create our own memories, but we create our child's memories."

Some days are going to be harder than others. But we can do this. We're moms. And I honestly believe that once you become a mom you gain a sort of super power. You are able to go through so much more with so much more patience.

If you are a mom or you know a mom, you need to get this book. It seriously describes motherhood PERFECTLY and every time I read it, it makes me want to cry a little.


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