Things I Love Thursdays is about “things” you love. But since I am running the linky party and I don’t have many people linking up these days, I am writing about “what” I love. Being a mom.

It’s hard work but the best kind of work. A mom friend of mine sent me a link the other day about being a mom. I tried reading it at the coffee shop and had to stop because I couldn’t hold back my tears. Check out this great letter one mom wrote to her 51-year old self. It’s an excellent reminder that the days are long but the years are short.

I saw this online somewhere and thought it was so true.

At 6 years “Mommy, I love you.” At 10 years “Mom, whatever.” At 16 “My Mom is so annoying.” At 18 “I wanna leave this house.” At 25 years “Mom, you were right.” At 30 years “I wanna go to Mom’s house.” At 50 years “I don’t want to lose my Mom.” At 70 years “I would give up EVERYTHING for my Mom to be here with me.”

Tell me what you love on this fine Thursday in the comments below!