Do You Sound Like Your Mom? I Do.
The first time my mom told me we were rich, I was so excited I could hardly contain it. “Really?!” I asked, excitedly, imagining all the toys and treats we could now afford.
‘Yes,’ my Mom said drawing me close to her, “rich in love.”
I was SO disappointed. What a let-down! In that split second all the toys, clothes, and treats I had imagined would be mine were again just a dream. Rich in love? What good was that going to do me?
Throughout my childhood, that became my mom’s predictable refrain. But, my mom didn’t just say it all the time. She lived it. We all knew that her greatest joy was spending time with us; we all knew we were special, loved, and adored by her. To this day, there’s no place she’d rather be than with my dad, her four children, their partners, and all her beautiful grandchildren enjoying a simple and delicious meal around her table.
Rich in Love
A midnight snuggle, as we nurse our little ones back to sleep. The first laugh, the first moment of recognition, the first time you hear the word, ‘Mama.’ An afternoon on the front porch, as baby naps on your chest in the sunshine. These are the moments that make a mom rich.
I’m thankful to have a mom who taught me that. I’m thankful to have kids who continue to teach me that.
So, it should come as no surprise, that as daughters tend to do, I sound just like my mom now with my own kids. “You know,” I say to them, as often I can, “we’re rich…”
“Yeah, yeah,” they say back, rolling their eyes with big smiles on their faces as they do, “rich in love.”
This article was written by Emily Kane. Emily is a proud wife and mom, and the founder and CEO of Milkmakers. Milkmakers lactation cookies and mixes are seriously delicious and nutritious…with natural key ingredients that can help BOOST your breast milk supply.