Thursday, March 22, 2007

Real Moms...

Today, I came across the blog Real Mom Truths via Mom Writes. This is a blog that invites women to share their views and stories on what makes a "real mom". These have been floating through many blogs as memes but everyone is invited to share on the blog. Browsing through the links, I found some really beautiful examples of this daunting, neverending job/blessing of motherhood.

One in particular caught my attention...Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. I know that I want another baby, but the timing is under heavy scrutiny. But when I have thought about it seriously, it scares the crap out of me. I become filled with fear. My first child was a big unplanned surprise and the second was planned, but I still don't think I knew what we were jumping into. Now, I have a much clearer understanding of what would lie ahead...and it scares me. I know the baby would be wonderful and that I would know what I was doing. But the idea of actually deciding to bring another life into the world that I would be responsible for is a weightier thought than just picking out names. The important thing is that there will be another little one, I want him/her, but I will be waiting until the time and decision are right(er).

So, I decided to jump into this mommy fun with both feet and share a few bits of my mommyhood with you.

Real Moms:

Use all their talents to bring a smile to a birthday boy/girl's face.

Are the only ones who remember to bring sunscreen to a day at the speedway.Don't change much, even with "grand" in front of the their name.Know when to bring the camera.

Have to have dreams and aspirations that are all their own, and the prodding to remember that they deserve to fulfill them. (Thanks H!)

Real Moms also have wicked stretch marks, but I'm not ready to bare all on my blog yet. Plus, I can usually hide my mommy-body side effects pretty well, don't you think?

1 comment:

Edward Wolf said...

The hiding certainly works for me. Also like the horns.