Friday, May 06, 2011

Motherhood Should Come With...

I'm participating in 5 minute Friday again. 5 minutes to write, unedited, whatever comes. Today's prompt is: Motherhood should come with...

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Motherhood should come with a major compensation plan. Money won't do, that's too shallow for the depth this job requires.

No amount of money would be enough.

Motherhood should come with compensation that means something... like a million hugs, kisses and snuggles. The touch and feel of small hands in yours. Constant reminders to be and play in the present. I love yous written and spoken. Special looks.

The chance to see a child grow into an adult with purpose. To be a part of something bigger than yourself. To be challenged to give up yourself for the sake of another.

These are the compensations motherhood should come with.

It's a big job. No one told me how hard it would be. Or how blessed I would be because of it.


Natalie at Mommy on Fire said...

OH, isn't that SO true? There is no amount of money you could pay me to not be with my children - their compensation is quite enough!

Beautiful words - thank you.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Holly said...

Part of that major compensation plan is grandchildren -- someday ;)