Let me start this post by wishing all of the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day !!
Every year on this day I celebrate it with two very different experiences. You see I acme a mom for the first time through adoption. My daughter was 18 months old when she came to live with us and it was a HUGE day for me and her father.A year to the day she was legally adopted I gave birth to a baby boy. Two wonderful and different experiences of motherhood, filled with anticipation, excitement and anxiousness.
As I look back on the years with my kids when they were little, I am happy when I remember the indoor Teddy Bear picnics on a rainy day, with grilled cheese sandwiches sliced like pinwheels with sliced oranges or apples. I have a smile on my face when I recall being the hero that fixed my 4 year old daughter's crayon with tape and her being satisfied with that. I will never forget my suspicions being confirmed that my two year old sone could read. Or the challenges I face keeping Jim interested in reading as a 3rd grader reading at an eighth grade level.
I could go on and on about all of the things I did with my kids, like the Christmas cookie making debacle that left the kids, myself and the family dog covered in flour.None of us cared and we were all laughing and having a great time. I even smiled as I did the cleanup alone.
Now that they have graduated college and are out pursuing their purpose in life, I now find myself with a smile on my face, grateful that I played a role in helping them get to where they are now.
Enjoy every step in the journey of your children growing and learning and take every opportunity to create memories that are long lasting. Most importantly, remember that some of the best memories come from the most ordinary activities !!