What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?

Part 5 of 30 Things My Kids Should Know About Me.

30 Things my kids should know about me

5 Things that make me most happy right now.

1. Being a stay at home mom.

Let’s start with the most complicated one. I struggle to feel as though I am contributing and adding any real worth to the family by not working outside the home and bringing in an income. Then someone compliments me on how smart one of you are. Or how great your manners are. Or any other number of things that make both of you incredible. And just like that I realize that I am doing something that has great worth. I have the most amazing job in the world. I am teaching two little people how to live, how to take care of themselves, how to love, and even how to read. So while I know I will still struggle with this from time to time, I also know that I am doing something of worth.

2. Your laughs.

It may sound trivial but hearing both of you laugh makes me instantly happy. It is infectious.


3. Going to church.

No matter what kind of week I have. No matter how badly I think I messed up. I look forward to Sunday’s when I can go to church for a couple of hours and just get lost in the presence of God.

4. Time out.

I am learning that I am not a bad mom if I need a break or some time away. Quite the opposite. It makes me a better mom to take some time for myself. To make some friends. To be me and not mom for a while.


5. Your Daddy.

A couple weeks ago I wrote about my relationship with your dad. And some days he can make me mad, but at the end of the day, he is my love and sharing my life with him, makes me very happy.

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Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.