A couple weeks ago we were over at my parents for dinner. It was a workday for my dad. He is a police officer for the City of Gilbert. He is on patrol (on the streets driving around in a cop car) so, I think it's a pretty hard job and I think most people would agree. It's hot, people are rude, and he just has to see so much ugly in the world everyday. It is a very important job to keep peace in our community, but it isn't easy by any means. So...I was setting the table when my dad came to help me. I told him to go sit down until dinner was ready and rest becuase he had worked all day.
As he helped me he said, "You worked today too. Taking care of that little boy of your's isn't easy."
I said, "Yeah, some days it's hard, but your job is harder."
He said to me, "But your job is more important."
I almost started crying right there! It made me feel so special as a mom. My dad is SO wonderful and works SO hard and for him to think what I do every day is so important means so much to me. What he said reminded me that being here for my children truly is the most important thing I could be doing on this Earth. Even though some days it feels like playing, reading, changing diapers, and cleaning make no difference to anyone, I have to remember that I am doing it all for my sweet little boy. I will always remember those words my dad said to me. I love being a mom. It is truly the most demanding and rewarding job I could ever have.