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I'm such a lucky person to be able to experience motherhood. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a momma. My dolls were my first "children" and I remember feeding them with bottles of disappearing milk and putting them down for their naps in the little metal crib. I changed their diapers, wrapped them in their little blankets and held them each day as long as I could, relishing in their "momma's" as they were tipped over just right.
My older sister's daughter was my first experience with a REAL baby. Even though I was just 11 years old, I took on my share of the night time feedings, diaper changes and babysitting, pretending every moment I was with her that I was her mom. She was such a sweet baby, full of smiles and laughter, dressed all in pink and toddling around in her little white shoes.
When I married 7 years later, motherhood was something I wanted to rush into with arms wide open. Before our first Anniversary, we had a beautiful little daughter. Over the next 10 years we had 3 more children, two more daughters and a son. My husband made it possible for me to be a "stay at home mom" and I made it my life's work to do the best job that I could. In my opinion, there was no job I ever held that was as much work, fun and held the most fulfillment as being a mother. I've watched my kids grow up, get jobs, marry and are now becoming mothers themselves. And life goes on, from mother to daughter to mother again.
So on this Mother's Day, I want to give my husband a BIG thank you hug! Thank you for making it possible for me to stay home with the kids. And, Thank you kids!! You have all made me very proud many times over. Treasure your time with your kids, be good momma's and daddy's. Thank you, mom, for doing so much for us when we were little. For all the great Birthday parties, Christmas', fun summer vacations, back to school shopping trips and for showing up at our school events, taking care of us when we were sick and doing all this while holding down a full time job. You helped shape the Mother I have become.
Happy Mothers Day!!