Sunday, May 9, 2010

top ten things I've learned as a mom.


10.  Boys and girls really ARE so different!

9.  Girlfriends are worth their weight in gold. When two or more mothers are gathered and supporting each other gently there is nothing more beautiful! On the flip side, when we tear each other down with comparison and judgment there is nothing more ugly.

8.  Sometimes it best to just cut off the onesie after a nasty blowout rather than pull it over baby’s head. Always have many onesies on hand.

7.  When you are a mom your heart walks around
outside of your body all day long.

6.  Diaper wipes really can remove marker from a wall.

5.  NEVER be without a package of diaper wipes. As soon as you are-you will be tempting fate and seriously regret it.

4.  The act of mothering does not require you birth a child nor be called mom. I have mothered children and been mothered by women with no biological ties who’s hearts will forever be connected to mine.

3.  Just because your teenagers friends think you’re cool doesn’t mean YOUR teen will ever admit it-although I think they are secretly grateful!

2.  Contrary to my teenage belief system, I do not know everything. 
In fact, sometimes, I know nothing!

1.  My mom is a large part of the reason I am who I am.
She taught me how to persevere, how to look for those who need help and open my arms to them, how to be a strong woman, how to shoot for the stars, how to walk through my heartache, how to apologize when I’m wrong, how to stay on my side of the street, how to give freely and how to just be me. It may have taken me awhile to appreciate who she is and how blessed I am to be her daughter-
those teen years I was sure I knew how to do her job better...
But today I can honestly say that I am one blessed daughter!

To all the women out there reading this-odds are good you've mothered a child or will in the future whether through biology or choices of the heart.  Cherish the other women around you, lean on them, appreciate them and learn from them.  Without the examples I've had I would not be who I am. 

And I kinda dig who I am today!

Happy Mother's Day to all.

-McGee

2 comments:

Kerrie said...

Happy Mothers Day!

sarah jags said...

Aww! I love this!!