Well, although there is nothing particularly unusual about today (although it is clear skies and warmer than anything we have had in a while!) I decided that this is the day that I will start working of some of my dreams.
If you have read any of my previous blogs, you know that I am simply a mom. Please understand that there is nothing simple about motherhood. From the moment of conception you become responsible for every facet of another human being. Everything you put in your body effects the baby. Every bit of stress you encounter, stresses the baby. Every smile you smile, every laugh you let loose impacts the baby!
It doesn’t end during pregnancy either! Every minute of every day, because of the prenatal connection, moms tend to feel that constant link with their child or children. Every decision you make is not just about you, it is about the us that is mother and child/children. It is in short, the greatest experience you will ever have. It is also the most challenging. And you do not earn one thin dime for all the cooking, laundry, purchases, tears, love. But you earn so much more!
I put a lot of my personal desires and dreams on hold while I tackled a life of motherhood. I extended my leave of absence from what I wanted to do even further as a grandmother. Don’t get me wrong; I am not complaining and I do not in any way regret my choices, and they are choices! I would do it all again in the blink of an eye.
I fully embrace being a mother and a grandmother. Being a mother has not stopped because my kids are adults and can now take themselves to the bathroom. I still love them, worry about them, enjoy them and often offer unsolicited advice. My life as a grandmother holds the same love. In fact, sometimes it is overwhelming to think that one human heart can hold enough love for all of them. But it can, and it does.
I have hit a spot in my life, where I have allowed myself a little bit of luxury to begin my other dreams. My sister has been pushing me to get back to writing, which is something I truly love to do. So here I am. Beginning this new “project” and continuing to share what it is like to be a mother, a wife, a grandmother, a nurse, a member of the community and at least a hundred other roles that I have taken on in my life. I am sorry to have stepped away from this for over a year (I think). My hope is that my stories will give your encouragement, offer you unsolicited advice that fits your needs, and maybe even put a smile on your face. You are never too old to take a new step! Today a new journey starts!
Wife, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Mother, Nurse, Grandmother, Friend...that's me in a nutshell!