One of the greatest joys of my life was becoming a mommy. Not just once but twice. Being a mommy is a badge of honor. Once you receive that badge, there's no turning back, it will always be there with you.
The first time I realized I was a mommy was not when Married Boo had slathered Vaseline all over her body and came out naked while I was interviewing prospective day care parents. It wasn't even when she chewed up a whole pack of gum or pulled 5 teeth out in one day because she wanted more money from the tooth fairy.
The second baby girl came along and I realized that I was a mommy again. It wasn't because she clung to me every waking minute. Nor was it that she learned to read and write at 3 years old. It wasn't even when she told me that I was pwetty and had pwetty bwown eyes. It wasn't even the sweetness of her saying that she was going to mawwy Stevie Wonder when she grew up.
No, I realized that I was a mommy when I held them in my arms for the very first time and they looked at me and recognized me as their mommy. There's that bond, unspoken that exists between a mom and a child. They have your back, you know you've got theirs..in fact, you've got their back, their sides, their feet....you would literally throw yourself in front of a moving truck if it meant saving your child's life.
I love being Mommy. Even now, that my baby, Single Boo is almost 21 and Married Boo is almost 23, it's music to my ears when I hear them call my name, "Mommy".
My life is beautiful and full and rich because I am their Mommy.
Happy Mother's day to mommies everywhere....that includes mommies of babies in heaven, mommies of babies with four paws and fur, mommies of babies that are 7 ft and still growing...Happy Mother's day!!
Lover of God, my awesome husband, Pastor J, my kids, bonus kids, furkids and chocolate. I'm a writer, with a passion for anything creative. I am silly, clumsy, honest, faithful and often times, pathetic but so thankful that God loves me just as I am.