In Search of Me in MOMMY
This mom's purposeful journey to rediscover herself
Friday, May 21, 2010
I never expected...
Before becoming a mom, I never expected...
the immense, overwhelming, I-would-die-for-you love that I have for my sons.
to be so unnerved by a tiny
to love my husband so much more after he became a dad.
that I would yearn for a mini van.
how much children would change and improve my relationship with my parents.
that the timing of my child accomplishing (or not) his milestones would,
seemingly, reflect my ability as a parent.
all the boring, mundane, day-to-day stuff that comes with being at home with my children.
every single name
single construction vehicle
that the answers are not always found in a book.
how much my friendships would change - in both good and bad ways.
how much whining and fussing grates on my last nerve.
the judgements others have about how I mother.
to feed them so many chicken nuggets and PB&J sandwiches.
that potty training would be so frickin' hard.
how much breastfeeding could hurt.
how wonderful it is to slow down and see the wonders of the world through their eyes.
to yell and nag.
the joy of watching all the aha moments my boys experience.
to hear my mom coming out of my mouth.
that I would
fulfilled by motherhood.
that they would teach me so much about myself and life!
Now it's your turn...what did you not expect?