Friday, May 07, 2010

Mother's Day

Today is the day I officially became a mother, 14 years ago. I like to think of each of my childrens' birthdays as a sort of birthday for me, too: I became a new mother every time. With each new baby, I had to learn what works best for that child, and although past experience helps a lot, it is still a new mothering experience. I had to reshape myself with each baby, becoming first a mother to one, then two, then three, and, finally, four. It's been an amazing process. Difficult? Yes, but it's the most rewarding thing I've ever done.

So Happy Birthday, Atticus! I'm glad you're mine. And I'm glad you no longer look like Spaceman Spiff, though you sure were a cute little dude.

1 comment:

Dainon said...

April once told me that she always wondered while pregnant if she could ever love the new baby as much as the one(s) she already had. I know it was messed up hormones talking, but I found she not only made room in her heart for the new guy, she actually seemed to grow more attached to the new baby than the last. Happy Mother's Day!