“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~