1. Hearing “I love you so much, Momma.”
  2. Sweet hugs just because.
  3. Little people fighting over my lap.  (It really can’t be that comfortable even with all the padding.)
  4. Getting to read rhyming stories.
  5. Bible stories every day – such a reminder of God’s faithfulness!
  6. My little girls joyfully singing songs to me.
  7. Late night chats with my teenage daughter.
  8. Still getting to play with Legos, Playdoh and crayons.
  9. Playing basketball with my teenage son (and very rarely winning).
  10. Playing soccer with my preteen son.  (That boy’s got some fancy footwork!)
  11. Jumping on the trampoline – because without my children I probably never would.
  12. Getting to read Narnia books again!!
  13. Friday movie night with my teenagers and Saturday morning cartoons with my little ones.
  14. Being the one my children come to when they are afraid, happy, sad, or just want to hang out.
  15. God using my children to show me so much about my strengths and weaknesses.
  16. Knowing God entrusted these beautiful people to me and understanding what an amazing honor, privilege, and responsibility that is.
  17. Understanding and experiencing forgiveness as it is offered to me for my bad mommy moments and as I offer it to my children for their stinker kid moments.
  18. Having to really think about what I believe and why so I can answer my children’s questions with wisdom and knowledge.
  19. Seeing God provide for and love on my children, such a joy!
  20. As I love on my children, I’m beginning to grasp how much my Heavenly Father loves me.

What do YOU love about being a mom? Make your own list and share it with your children – it’s such a great reminder of what a blessing it is to be a Momma!