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To be Needed

November 22, 2011

On Saturday, the hubs, my kids and I headed out to the zoo.  We had driven about 15 minutes before both of my kids were whiny.  #1 said ” Mom, I need to play with your hair.”  So I climbed into the back seat and literally had to wriggle my behind in between the car seats.  #1 grabbed my hair and #2 grabbed my hand.  I resigned myself to an uncomfortable 30 more minutes on the road.  My husband looked back and said ” Doesn’t it feel good to be needed.”

And then it all changed.

I LOVE that my little boys need me.  ME.

I remember after I had my #1, I was in the hospital, recovering miserably and all I wanted was my mom.

Now, I am that.  I am who these little boys want when they are lonely, sad, scared, sick, tired, hungry, upset, excited… pretty much most of the time.  Unless they want to wrestle.  Then they want dad.

So, to be needed is one of the greatest, most fulfilling aspects of being a mom.

I am going to try to remember that the next time one of them calls to me from the bathroom…

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  1. April Garff permalink
    November 23, 2011 2:49 am

    I LOVE feeling needed—it makes the rougher times so much easy and the simple times so much sweeter. What a great, thought-provoking post!

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