this morning i woke up feeling nostalgic.
as a young girl if you would have asked me what i wanted to do when i grew up the answer was always the same.
i wanted to be a mother.
i had no desire to have a career.
go to school.
get a degree.
all i wanted was to be a mother.
i have an amazing career.
i have gotten to do and see things i never in a million years would have dreamed i would.
i am blessed with amazing friendships.
but being a mother is greater than seeing elephants on safari in South Africa.
bigger to me than the Eiffel tower in France.
more amazing than all the tea in China.
being a mother has brought me more joy and sorrow than anything else i have done in my life.
being a mother is the best thing i have done.
my greatest accomplishment.
i don't think i am the best mother.
but i do my best and i try my hardest.
i love my children.
today i am grateful that i am a mother.
i remember finding out i was pregnant again with him.
Brooke and Max are only 21 months a part.
i really wanted a son.
i had my girls.
we waited to find out because we wanted to be excited.
when i delivered max he was a whopping 9lbs 4ozs.
good thing he was a boy!
he looked like a little man.
i was so happy to have my son.
i am a baby mama.
when i have an infant, all i want to do is sit with my baby.
so i did.
the girls were thrilled with max.
as a little boy he was a tender heart.
loved the lion king.
was his little brother Griffin's idol.
they are 15 months apart.
especially to me.
Max is a free spirit.
he is very creative.
loves the arts.
calls me Mum.
max has not always chosen an easy path.
sometimes his life has been hard.
but i know.
today i am grateful i chose to be a Mother.
it's not always easy.
but i am grateful to be one.
happy birthday Max.
i love you.