I Am A Mummy; I Am So Blessed


When I look at you, my beautiful children, I feel blessed.

When you throw your chubby arms around my neck, I feel blessed.

When your soft cheek rests delicately against mine, I feel blessed.

When you chatter away in your complex baby dialect, I feel blessed.

When you curl up in my lap, I feel blessed.

 

When you sense something’s wrong and ask if I’m OK, I feel blessed.

When you charge out of the school door into my arms, I feel blessed.

When you tell me nonsensical jokes, I feel blessed.

When you pick wild flowers for me, I feel blessed.

When you slip your tiny, clammy hand into mine, I feel blessed.

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When you whisper those precious words, ‘I love you’, I feel blessed.

When you singLet It Go’ at full volume, I feel blessed.

When you stick up for your siblings, I feel blessed.

When you bring me a book to read to you, I feel blessed.

When you shuffle even closer to me on the sofa, I feel blessed.

 

When you call out for mummy, I feel blessed.

When you giggle, I feel blessed.

When you play imaginary games, I feel blessed.

When you tell me repeatedly through the year that you’re going to take me to the cinema for my birthday, I feel blessed.

When you ask me to colour in with you, I feel blessed.

 

When your face lights up and you tell me, ‘this is the best day ever’, I feel blessed.

When you’re poorly and only mummy will do, I feel blessed.

When you share your half-eaten, soggy biscuit with me, I feel blessed.

When you instigate a silly faces competition, I feel blessed.

When you look at me with wide-eyed interest, I feel blessed.

blessed heart shaped jewel

When you spin around in your princess dress, I feel blessed.

When you ask me what I want to do instead of you, I feel blessed.

When your favourite TV character comes on and you call me so I don’t miss out, I feel blessed.

When you get excited that a tractor has driven past, I feel blessed.

When you cry for me in the night, I feel blessed.

 

Being a mummy is hard work, but it is such a privileged position. To be a mummy is to be the centre of someone’s world; to be loved and needed. My children make me laugh. They make me proud. They speak to my soul and reach the deepest fathoms of my heart.

Yes there are days when I feel overwhelmed or angry, but I am blessed; immeasurably, infintely, lavishly blessed.

 

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    Rhyming with Wine

    Its so lovely that you can recognise this even through the tough parts. For me I think that having children has been the single most challenging but rewarding experience of my life, and you’re right. I thank my lucky stars for them both every single day. Beautiful post. #MarvMondays xx

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    Jane Taylor

    Just popping across from Maflingo. We really are so blessed. So funny how we have both joined #BloggerclubUK with posts about the joys of parenting and thoughts on our children. Lovey post. #BloggerclubUk

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    Tammymum

    That’s truly beautiful I loved it. Yes we certainly have hard days and it can get the butter of us but it Is a privilege and we are so very blessed. They do such sweet funny and adorable things everyday that never fail to warm your heart and make you smile. Thanks for sharing this at #familyfun xx

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    Karen : TwoTinyHands

    BEautiful post Lucy. We are truely blessed aren’t we! I love the big hugs that my little one is giving me at the moment. I hope they are come again and again! Why do they insist on sharing soggy biscuits though! THanks for linking up to #FamilyFun

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    What a wonderful post! It’s all those little things that just come together to make motherhood such a fantastically rewarding experience. Yes, we all have those days where it’s hard and nothing seems right (I’m having one right now!), but those aren’t the things you remember when you look back – it’s all the things you’ve written here, those are the things that stay with you and get you through the hard days. Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

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    Helena

    What a lovely piece you’ve written here I agree they have their moments but there’s definitely lots of lovely things that capture your heart every day. #DreamTeam

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    Suchitra

    This post filled my heart with joy for you and your kids. How precious are they! You also made me continue to feel ambivalent about how fleeting time with our little ones is. In a good way, of course. Sort of. I love having a lot of the same moments with my little ones and want them to stay little for just a little bit longer but I also can’t wait for them to grow up to experience all of life’s many adventures too. Loved this post. #familyfun

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    Laura - dear bear and beany

    Oh I love this! Its so important to remember all those little things they do that make motherhood so wonderful. You have captured it all so beautifully. Yes, its tough at times, but thankfully all the wonderful moments far out weigh them. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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    Sam

    Awww this is so lovely. As much as being a parent can be hard work, all the little things more than make up for it. Even something as simple as a smile can melt your heart.
    #familyfun

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    Topfivemum

    This is such a lovely post and you’re so right! One day our children may not need us as much as they do now and the good times far outweigh the bad times. All my friends had had children long before me, and I know how sad they were for me that I didn’t have kids (it took a while). Likewise I have friends who haven’t been able to have them for whoever reason and I feel so upset that they’ll never experience the feelings you’ve described above. When I’m having a tough day, I remind myself that a lot of people would do anything to be in the position I’m in. We are indeed blessed. #sharingthebloglove

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    Bridie By The Sea

    Awww this is so lovely! Thank you for sharing – you are a wonderful mummy and it’s great to remind ourselves of our amazing kids sometimes. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam, apologies for the late comment this week! xx

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      Lucy At Home

      Thank you, Bridie! Sometimes in the rush of life, we can forget to appreciate the little moments, so I just wanted to take a bit of time out to do that 🙂 I love that my blog allows me to reflect on stuff like this. L

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