musings on motherhood

Sunday, May 8, 2011

** mother's day is mix of the bitter and sweet, happy and sad, tears and laughter. i am a mother of two, but one is not here. it is on days like this, occasions like this that i feel cooper's absence. it tugs at my heart. and then in the same breathe i have such joy watching chace. this is the balance that will be part of my life until the day i die.

** i have fallen in love with motherhood. everyday is an adventure of learning and growing. i love experiencing the world through chace's eyes. it is so much fun.

** motherhood is the hardest thing i have ever done. period. the end.

** i have never been so serious about giving chace every opportunity to grow, learn and be the best he can be. i also thinks this makes me a better parent.

** i realize that the opinions on parenting that i had before becoming a parent were based on, well nothing. my opinions now are based on doing right by my son and what is best for him.

** the love a mother feels for her children is great than anything else on this earth.

** children grow like weeds and the time passes at warp speed.. i am learning to savor the moments because before i know it he will be all grown up.

** wishing you all a happy mother's day!

1 comment:

  1. The other day I took a photo of Elena, and when I looked at it, I saw her: At age seventeen. Or twenty five. And I nearly started to cry. You're right: it does move at warp speed. You can't slow it down.

    I made her promise me today that she'd stay little forever. I know her promise is in vain, but she promised just the same.

    I'm certain that when I take a photo of her on her wedding day, twenty something years from now, I am going to see her as she is today, instead. And it'll all have come full circle.

    Or something.

    I'm so happy for you.
    For today, for you.

    For soooo very many reasons.

    You were born to be a mom.
    Cooper's. Chace's.
    And you were born to do it exactly the way you are.

    I hope you had an amazing day.

    Thinking of you,