December 20. Who is your unsung hero of 2009?
I've officially been a Mom since the afternoon of June 18, 2008 and I like to think I learn a little more each day about what that even means. I am responsible for this thing – my family. Sometimes it's fun and rewarding. Sometimes it's hard. Being a Mom is everything everyone told me it would be – and more. And at the same time, it's nothing like what I expected. Sometimes I sit cross-legged on the floor in the den, Colt in my lap pretending to read an upside down book, and just smile at myself. How did I get so lucky to have this special little guy – who wants nothing more than to be as close to me as humanly possible, whether I'm eating or washing dishes or attempting to get a moment's peace in the bathroom – to call my own?
Being a Mom is a funny thing. You suddenly feel this camaraderie with other mothers – the strongest of empathies. And you are shamelessly able to discuss ANYTHING regarding pregnancy, babies, and children. Good. Bad. Ugly. It's all there.
My unsung heroes of 2009 are Moms. My Mom. Her Mom. Jeff's Mom. All of the "Moms" I've had in my life. You know who you are. Love you.
In response to daily (December) prompts, reflecting back on 2009, provided at gwenbell.com.