Sunday, May 09, 2010

On Mother's Day



I originally posted this when T was about 5 months old. It seems an appropriate thing to post today. I've added a few new items (in blue).

Becoming a mom ...

Has given me a new sense of humor. I have laughed more in the past 5 months about poo than in the entirety of the rest of my life.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught be about patience ... and frustration. Only when your child is crying for the 45th straight minute can you understand how both emotions can co-exist.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me about love. I love my husband in knowledge. I can explain all the reasons I love him. I love my son almost without knowledge. All I know about this love is that it fills my heart every time I see or think of him.

Becoming a mom ...

Has given me a mother's heart. Now when I see a child cry or hurt, I want to scoop them up, pet their hair and soothe them. Hearing my own child cry hurts in a place I didn't know existed.

Becoming a mom ...

Helps me to understand my own mother. I now understand why she cried through every school event, why she gets so angry when she feels I've been poorly treated, why she still calls me her baby.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me that sometimes doing the right thing for your child means that they might cry and

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me that listening to those cries still hurts.

Becoming a mom ...

Makes you the world's best multi-tasker.

Becoming a mom ...

Makes it a lot easier to ignore the dirt and clutter. After all, your kids will remember the playtime, not the fact that they always had cat hair on their clothes.

Becoming a mom ...

Means having to prove that you are more stubborn. Every. Single. Day.

Becoming a mom ...

Means falling completely in love with your second baby. Even when you secretly wondered if you could love anyone as much as your first.

Becoming a mom ...

Has taught me to value my own parents. And be thankful that they didn't sell me to the gypsies.

Becoming a mom ...

Makes me grateful. Grateful to God for blessing our family with such a tremendous gift. Grateful to my husband for being such a loving man and supporting our family. Grateful to my parents for teaching me right from wrong and how not to be a brat. Grateful that every morning I get to look into the eyes of my son and see trust and love shining from them.

Becoming a mom ...

Is my greatest accomplishment.




3 comments:

nana said...

You are an awesome person, and yes, I cried.

Frank said...

F's smile is incredible!

Jenn said...

It is pretty fantastic, huh?

 
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