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9 Reasons Having A Son Is The Best Blessing You Could Ever Receive

Having kids is a true gift from God. They grace us with their smiles and laughter every day, and even when we're upset or disappointed with them, nothing can replace the love they make us feel unconditionally.

Any mom of boys will understand just how much love there is between a mother and her sons. It's a love unlike any other, and it reminds us constantly that having a son is the best blessing you could ever have in life. Here's why:

1. They love their mamas.

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This seems obvious, but the love a son has for his mother stands the test of time. They may try to rebel and be a "bad boy," but they will always have a soft spot for their first caretaker. Even though girls are often seen as the emotional ones, sons will always love a hug from their mother, especially when they're younger. They grow up loving cuddles and wanting to stay close, because of the connection between a son and his mother.

2. They're younger, longer.

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Some people may see this as a curse, but boys are young at heart for a lot longer. You can still help them grow and mature even while they're in high school, and that's something you can never replace. Being a mother to boys is so rewarding, and any mom will tell you they want to hold on to that nurturing relationship as long as they can.

3. They're (usually) easier to get ready.

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Of course, there's always the exception, but with boys it is so much easier to get them up and out the door. They don't care what they're wearing, they don't need ponytails or braids or any other hairstyle that requires effort. Boys will go with whatever you lay out for them (for the most part) and won't spend 20 minutes complaining that they want to wear the purple skirt with the green tank top!

4. They're challenging.

As a mom, you have never lived through what your son has. It may be similar, but you were never a young boy. It's a learning experience for you and your son, and nothing brings people closer than learning together. When you parent your daughters, you often think about your own experiences at the same age, which aren't always helpful. With sons, you're forced to look at it from a new perspective.

5. They're honest.

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If your son doesn't like something, he'll speak his mind. Boys (and men) have an unapologetic honesty, and while that may get them into trouble sometimes, it also makes it easier to find the root of a problem before it turns into something bigger.

6. They're protective of you.

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Boys will always stand up for their mothers. Whether it's someone who butts in front of you in line, or someone who is insulting you, your son (no matter what age) will come to your defense whenever you need it!

7. You can raise them to be good men.

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When you send your son off into the real world, there's a sense of accomplishment that you have molded him into a good person. Through the rights morals and values, you've shown your son how to be a kind and gentle person, which the world needs more of today.

8. They're confident.

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Studies have shown that boys are more secure than girls, but any mom of boys knows that already. Boys have an unabashed confidence that they radiate wherever they go. They know what they like to wear, play with, watch, etc. and they're not afraid to stand up for what they believe.

9. They're fun.

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Yes, girls are fun too. But there's an innocence and a rambunctiousness that only comes from the hearts of little boys! They want to climb everything, inspect everything, and touch whatever bug they come in contact with. It may mean you have to clean up a little more, but hearing their giggles of happiness is totally worth it!

What's your favorite part of raising your son?

Meagan has been a writer with Shared for two years and has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbohydrates. Please feel free to contact me with questions or story ideas! meagan@shared.com