you're a mom to wee ones when:
* Spit-up becomes a regular accessory.
* Days are planned around naptime.
* You look forward to doctors' appointments for yourself because it means quiet, downtime with good magazines, and you hope the doctor is running behind schedule so you can spend LOTS of time browsing said magazines.
* T-shirts and comfy shorts/pants are your daily uniform.
* You don't park at the front of stores; you park as close to the cart return area as you can get.
* You know a thing or two about poo, and it's a hot topic of discussion among your friends and you.
* Your purse or bag is filled, not with makeup and such, but with diapers and snacks and other things to occupy your kids.
* Your daily workout is getting out the door on time with everyone and everything you need.
* Your heart is full and so are your hands.
* You pray for patience often.
* You wonder if you will ever feel rested again.
* You laugh alot.
* And cry alot.
* Your understanding of GRACE and the FATHER'S LOVE is deeper.
* Some days you watch the seconds pass, praying for the day to be over.
* Other days you wish you could stop the clock.
* You dry tears, wipe noses, search constantly for a desired lost toy or sippy cup.
* You fix snacks, clean up messes, wash clothes and dishes.
* Your days are filled with routine, tantrums, silent prayers, giggles, and cartoons....... regular, every day things, but you know in your heart (even though sometimes you may have to convince yourself more than others) that it all matters, and it's all worth it.
All it takes is to glance at the wee ones. Their sweet cherub faces. Their pudgy hands and feet. Their sweet breath on your neck when you hold them tight. The tears that stop rolling down their faces when you come to them with mother's touch and love.
It all makes it worth it.
Have ya'll heard this song?
It's great perspective for this mama during the rough days, but also sad because so much of me doesn't want these days with my babies to end.