i have had the wonderful, mind-blowing experience of becoming a mother twice. . .
the first time was more than 9 years ago. . .
i was nervous and excited. . .so many plans for him and our budding family of three. . .
six years later, another little boy to mother and love. . .
i had learned much in my first six years of mothering experience. . .now i got the chance to do it again - some of it differently than the first time around - definitely with more confidence and know-how.
i learned much of what i know about mothering and being a mother, from my own mother. while she may not have always been perfect - i have very few memories of her not being perfect. . .few unpleasant memories in general - she made our home a happy and safe place to grow up. . .i call her almost everyday - sharing my own experiences and asking constantly for her advice and opinion.
that's what i'm hoping to do for my boys. . .to let them know every day how very much they are loved and cherished (even on the days they drive me completely crazy) my life was forever changed the moment they entered it. i would never wish a life without them - never go back.
if you are a mom - i hope you had a wonderful mother's day.
catch you soon -