becoming a mother

Jul 15, 2009

Last night at La Leche League, the opening question was “What have you found to be different about motherhood than what you thought it would be like?” Some of the other moms said they had always wanted children and found it was more work, more fun, more deep and more profound than they had imagined. When it was my turn to answer, I could hardly speak at first. For some reason, my heart was full and then I let it all come out.

I said “I didn’t really like children and never wanted to be a mother. I had big plans for my life and they did not involve changing diapers, dealing with throw-up, or being inconvenienced with a child’s needs. And then I had Blythe and every cell of my body was changed at that moment.”

I had no idea I would love my children this much. I had no idea that I would be full of joy as I watched them grow up. I had no idea that I would become a kinder, calmer, wiser, more loving, more patient woman by being a mother.

I am so grateful I have these precious kiddos to spend time with each day.

Thanks Blythe for changing everything.Blythe & Mama

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  1. You are an amazing mother… I would’ve never guessed that motherhood wasn’t your lifelong dream and ambition. Thank goodness Blythe brought that out in you, because the world is a better place because of your mothering and your children. :)

  2. Thank you! I would now go on this blog every day!

  3. jessica

    I second Melinda, my goodness! A hearty, hear, hear. ;o) Also, I wish that photo had a view larger link!

    • tracy

      Yeah, I need you to come back over for some computer help! I want my pics to be a bit bigger on the page and also to be able to click on them to view them in full page mode or something. I am so clueless!