Running from the Law: What I Do

Monday, May 6, 2013

What I Do

Day 6 of the "Blog Every Day in May" challenge:

"If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question 'what do you do'?"

It's funny, if you actually did ask me that question, I probably wouldn't answer with my job anyway.  While my job is something I do, it's not who I am.  What I am and what I do right now is be a MOM.

I worry about my child 24/7.  Whether he's developing at the right pace, whether he's smart, whether's he's eating enough, whether he's safe, whether he's happy.  

I am there for him.  Through the long sleepless nights, the bumps/bruises, the snot, the poop, the drool, the milestones and all the uneventful moments of just being.

I nurture his curiosity.  By reading to him, by talking to him, by singing to him, by playing with him, by being by his side as he explores. 

I provide for him.  I give him clothes, toys, sustenance, attention, affection, adoration, a home where he's safe, a family full of people that love him. 

I document his life.  I take photos, I write letters, I keep mementos, all so he knows where he came from and that we think ever single moment with him is special.

I create memories for him.  I provide entertainment and activities, plan vacations and trips, give him experiences and outings and adventures.

I exist.  To make him happy, to make sure he's safe, to teach him to be a good person, to kiss his ouchies and make it all better. 

I am his quiet.  He is my wild.

I love him.  Unconditionally.  With all my heart and soul.  I am his mama.


  1. This is so sweet, Sara, I love it. You're an amazing mom, Mac is a lucky kid. :)

  2. Love this :) Motherhood is amazing, isn't it? I enjoyed your Mommy Confessions, by the way. Some had me in tears and others had me laughing hysterically. Read them to the hubs and he just didn't get it. Men! Great post!

  3. "I am his quiet. He is my wild." So beautifully said. Motherhood is just so huge and all encompassing, luckily in mostly all wonderful ways.

  4. Awww, I love it! You are such an awesome mama.

  5. This is so sweet. I was just talking to my mom the other day about what it is like being someone's mom. She was telling me how even though my siblings and I have grow up and done things on our own and have moved away [and come back :)] and begun our own lives- she never stops worrying about us. I hope she never does. :)

  6. I love this. You have such a way with words!

  7. I've read your blog for quite a while and each time I learn something new from your posts. I'm not a mother yet but I do know that if I'm even half of the mother you are, I'll be doing a good job.

  8. melted my heart! Great post on motherhood!

  9. So sweet. You have such a gift with words!

  10. This is beautiful.
    While being a full-time mom is my only job (for now), I don't think I would have any other answer as to what I do. It is my life.

  11. So so sweet!! You are the best mom!