Transitioning into mommyhood isn't gradual, it's instant. Knowing what to do isn't necessarily natural, it's learned. BUT, times when everything seems to be running smoothly, everything seems easy and in sync, moments when everything slows down and you are able to relax, breathe in, and enjoy... these are mommy moments.
They pop up all the time, you just have to be open and aware. Maybe after you've finished feeding your darling babe, or maybe even during the feeding, the sense of welcomed calm flowing between the two of you, the joy of being able to admire every last inch of the perfect being you are taking care of, the sweetness of looking into those innocent eyes and them looking back into yours... this is a mommy moment.
Finished cleaning up after lunch you have a moment to sit down with your kids, to interact and play, watching them become fully engrossed in their task at hand, their endearing imagination running wild, their sweet little voice singing to their own tune, their pure contentment of being in the moment... this is a mommy moment.
Done with supper, done with the bath, it's just before bedtime, wrestling around with them on the floor, extracting oodles and oodles of contagious giggles, allowing the most intense emotions of love and reverence and gratitude to well up inside of you, taking you over and forming the biggest smile on your face... this is a mommy moment.
Mommy moments are some of the most beautiful and wondrous parts of being a parent (don't be fooled by the name, there can be daddy moments too), and I think if we could focus on creating more of these, our relationships with our kids would be stronger, parents and children would be happier, and the world would be a better place.
I would love to hear all about some of the most enjoyed moments you've shared with your kids.