Motherhood at its sweetest

Up the stairs to see my twin boys off to La-La Land is my favorite time of the day. They lay so peacefully. How they have changed my life. I stand over them each night and thank God for my precious miracles. I marvel at their beauty, their breath in and out. They are filled with life.

I reach over to kiss their foreheads, as I have done each day from the day they were born. They might not move upon my kiss on their forehead or they might twitch or turn over, make a coo sound even. But tonight was all but life changing in a special second.

Dante and Ezra were sleeping in spoon position, arms wrapped around each other created from their bond from the womb. I kiss Dante and he sleeps soundly. Upon kissing Ezra, he awakes sleepily and says,"Thank you, Mommy.” I smile as an instant tear runs down my cheek. He then puckers his lips and says,"Give me a kiss, Mommy.”

I kiss him again and my heart melts right there in my chest, a warm feeling like butter melting on popcorn. It was encompassing. It was serene. It is being a mother. Is there anything sweeter?

Lisa Stukel, Brookfield

Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Chicago Parent Editorial Team
Since 1984, the Chicago Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for Chicagoland families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.
- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

These Are The Hardest AP Classes To Pass

Discover the 10 toughest AP exams by pass rate, revealing challenges and surprises for high school students striving for college credit.

These Are The Top 10 Healthiest Places to Live in Cook County

Explore Cook County’s healthiest places to live in 2024, ranked by Niche.

11 Nature-Themed Playgrounds to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Explore the outdoors and connect with nature at these totally cool play spaces.


- Advertisement -