There Was a Moment Today

Posted by in Motherhood Project, Prose, Writing

There was a moment today when, in the sheer misery that is my own strep throat, body aches and pounding headache, my toddler found herself exhausted, flustered and demanding a cookie (this is the nice way to describe an all out fit). She shrieked and cried and I promptly laid her atop me and sang the only song that calms her.

Sure, my tonsils raged in protest, my body ached against the weight of her, but it felt so good to be the one she needed, to be able to comfort her at her worst. Sometimes motherhood sucks, other times it’s honestly beautiful. It makes you feel like the most important person in the world. Al Hamdulillah.