I can’t think of a better way to commemorate Mother’s Day than to share these motherhood moments from these 10 winners in our San Disk Motherhood Moments contest. Each of these readers has won the SanDisk Cruzer® Gator USB Flash Drive.
I have given just the kernal of each of their stories in this “Motherhood is. . . .” essay that I created, but for more details, feel free to click over to read the full story. Reading each of your motherhood moments made my own Mother’s Day even more poignant, so thank you for taking the time to enter. I published my own motherhood moment on my blog in honor of this day. I’d love for you to read it.
Motherhood is. . . .
by Jennifer Donovan and the readers of 5 Minutes for Mom
Motherhood is when your child’s birth mother recognizes your authority over your child.
Motherhood is seeing the love that your children have for each other.
Motherhood is the first time your “I love you” gets a “love you” back.
Motherhood is the first real conversation that you have with your one-year-old child (emailed from Sandy).
Motherhood is finding out that you have a lot to learn, but persisting until you learn it.
Motherhood is rituals–of a type of hugging dance that you can have with your teenage daughter.
Motherhood is the reminder that comes from your child that “everything really will be OK” (from Julie Smith, comment #193 on our post).
Motherhood is seeing the fruit of the many times we’ve comforted our children, when they actually comfort us (emailed from Meg).
Motherhood is seeing our children grow, and hearing their own reflections about how they’ve changed since they were little.
Motherhood is being surprised by joy–when going in to reprimand a little one who should be sleeping and instead being rewarded with some late-night cuddling.
If your story was mentioned here, you should have an email or a blog comment from me. Please respond so that I can get your information to the contest sponsor.