There are so many things the word "mom" brings to mind for me. To begin with, it reminds me of my mom and all of the wonderful things she has done for me throughout my life. And now I have the privilege to become a mother myself and to watch my daughters becoming young ladies.
There is nothing quite like seeing your child's smile. No matter what day I've had, my daughter's smile can instantly turn it around. Watching her learn and grow is also an incredible joy. It seems like every day; she does something new that amazes me. I am so proud of the little person she is becoming.
Of course, motherhood is not always easy. There are days when I feel like I'm being pulled in a million different directions. I am constantly challenged, both mentally and physically. But even on the most challenging days, I would not trade this experience for anything in the world.