One of the best things EVER about being a momma is the “greetings” my children employ when they see me.
When I greet Little M in her crib after her nap, she smiles so big, it takes over her whole face. Her arms flail and she kicks her legs. She coos, excited to see me. The same goes for when I come to get her out of her swing … she waves her arms and kicks with excitement. She grins at me, and screeches with delight.
Big M’s greetings are a little different than Little M’s, but equally satisfying. After being away for the day, when she gets home, she quickly peels off her outside clothes, and runs through the house, yelling, “Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!” until she finds me. The same goes for when I pick her up from daycare. She is so happy to see me. She runs, squealing, and crashes into me, latching onto my leg, jumping up and down.
While I am not sure that my descriptions of these special greetings are doing them much justice, I suspect if you’re a momma, you probably know exactly what I am talking about. It is these little mothering moments that warm my heart again and again each time they occur, dissolving all the little frustrations of the day …
I am going to treasure these special greetings in these early years, because I suspect as my children grow older, there will be times when they are not quite so excited to see me.