Well I am 44 and have 5 kids aged from 24 on down to 4. It is all great, even the not so great stuff. I have loved that new baby smell, that first smile, tooth. Having toys all over the place, homework, that first touch down, Christmas program, violin recital. I have nursed them through colds, flu's, scrapped knees and a few broken hearts. Shopping with my girls, wrestling with my boys. High school graduation, and the bittersweet of off to college and the empty room they leave behind. First dates, first true romances, and the addition of wonderful people they chose to spend their lives with. Life is messy, life is not always fun, but for me being a mom has been the most important thing that has every happened to me. They are 5 pieces of my heart I wear on the outside of my body.
Joe, Emi, Hope, Will and Jack...my hearts delight, my inspiration, my life!
at 9:28 AM on Nov. 12, 2010