“It’s a Girl!” #15

“A day of birth is a glorious event.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

I was so excited to have a girl…with having my boy first nearly two years before, I was ready!  Each child holds their own special place in your heart, the more children you have, the BIGGER your heart gets and the more love you experience.

“It’s a strange thing, having a child,” he said. It completely alters your most fundamental priorities. When my eldest daughter was born, I realized that I would do anything – anything – to protect her. If I had to set myself on fire to save her from something, I would do it with the utmost relief and gratitude. It’s quite a thing, quite a privilege, to care about someone so much that the measure of worth of your own life is changed so much.”  ― Barry Eisler, Redemption Games


What surprised me about becoming a mother?

My temper and impatience.

How tired I felt.
How much I love my child.
That a baby could take up my whole entire day.
That while I love my children, some days I don’t like them.

How being a mom brings out the best and worst in me.
Some things I said to my children that I vowed I’d never say.

That I’d never be able to use the bathroom alone again.
How many times a nose needed to be wiped.
That a two-year-old can bring an adult to her knees in prayer faster than anything else.
That I couldn’t punch out at five o’clock or ten o’clock or two o’clock!
How much I started worrying about germs and cigarette smoke and strangers and car accidents and …
That I truly understand my mother for the first time.

That I could love a second child…then a third…as much as my first.
How wonderful it is to be called “Mom.”  ❤
~What Every Mom Needs by Morgan and Kuykendall


“There is something about being loved and protected by a parent (or guardian) knowing that I can be loved for who I am, not what I can do, or might one day become.”  ― Jonathan Harnisch, Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia

“When one life make another life happy without any expectation, that’s one life is of a parent’s .”   ― Yaganesh Derasari

“Who you are is enough for me. I look at you and all I see, is the champion I knew you would be.”   ― Brittney Brady


NOW, I see my daughter with her own children – being a ‘good’ mom and knowing that she will also learn the surprises I’ve been lucky to encounter along the way~



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