My Kids Have a Mama Who Cries

My kids have a mama who cries.

My kids have a mama who burns the toast and runs behind and gets upset.

But they also have a mama who prays for them and checks on them and tucks them in at night.

They have a mama who cuts their grapes and fills their cups and doesn’t mind letting them go first.

They have a mama who needs her breaks and time away but always misses them while I’m out.

They have a mama who’ll never stop believing in them and cheering for them and loving them with all I’ve got.

Yes, I get tired.

And frustrated.

And I know I’m so very far from perfect.

But I hope my kids always know I’ve loved them with my whole heart.

And they’re always – always – worth it.

I’m just so very grateful.

I’m so grateful to get to be their mama.


This post originally appeared at Mommys15Minutes by Jaclyn Warren, published with permission.

Jaclyn Warren
Jaclyn Warren is a stay-at-home mommy of four on mission to encourage parents to savor the meaningful in the midst of the messy. Take your 15 minutes; it’s your turn for timeout. You can join her at, on Facebook at Mommys15minutes by Jaclyn Warren or Instagram at

Related Posts


Recent Stories