Motherhood 2009

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On my first Mother’s day, I’d like to share some of the things that I’ve learned about motherhood since Cecilia arrived:

  • Promptly after bringing your baby home, your dog suddenly becomes a dog and no longer your first born.
  • Dandelions are no longer weeds when you see the pure joy they bring your child.
  • Sounds effects will become part of your daily vocabulary, and you will find yourself making them when you’re completely alone and in the presence of strangers.
  • Once you have a child, mortality becomes very real. Also, the “What if’s” become unbelievably scary.
  • Mother’s feel a great sense of accomplishment - when your child takes her first steps, when strangers compliment her, when you pull a gigantic booger out of her tiny little nose with a bulb suction, etc.
  • Until you become a parent, you cannot fully comprehend what it meant to pray a prayer of thanksgiving. The same goes with a prayer of protection.
  • You start to notice when people drive way too fast in your neighborhood, especially that guy who lives down the street and drives a white Mitsubishi Eclipses.
  • Getting covered in slobbery open mouth kisses by a toothless, slightly bald person is the best feeling in the world.

What does motherhood mean to you?

One Comment

  1. Lisa Sivley

    wonderfully true in all ways. Happy first Mother’s Day to you! Here is to many, many more!

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