When I think back to some of my biggest accomplishments growing up, the things that come to mind are mostly related to the grades I earned while in school and how hard I worked to get two different degrees that allowed me to work in two different fields. There were some bigger defining moments like meeting Chris and marrying him, but prior to children, my life was just different.
Now, after children, my life has become defined by my 3 most meaningful accomplishments who have made me the Mommy I am. I think when you become a Mom, you realize just how resilient you really are and what you can do when little lives are depending on you. I still look at pictures sometimes of the three kids and am amazed that I am the Mom of 3 children.
Each one of them has brought something so different to my life and caused me to grow in ways I never knew I could.
This mother's day, I am thankful for 3 little people who depend on me, who need me, and who make me feel like I am one of the most important people in the world.
I am also thankful to my own Mom, and all of the other women in my life (Grandmas, mother in law, sister, sister in laws, pseudo moms, aunts, cousins, and friends), who have inspired me to be the kind of Mom I am today.
My mom has always been there for me, for Chris, and now for Colin, Kailey and Cody. She has always gone above and beyond for all of us and loved us all unconditionally. There are so many other women in my life who have also been role models and been there to help me be the person that I am.
Garth Brooks: "Mom"
So, hush now little baby, don't you cry
'Cause there's someone down there waiting whose only goal in life
Is making sure you're always gonna be alright
A loving angel tender, tough and strong
Come on child it's time, to meet your mom
Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there, and all of the people who are like Moms to special kids you know. Don't forget that you are a special kind of superhero...