I truly did not feel I was a 'mother' until one morning when my son was about 6 months old. I had to hurry and get ready for work, I was running late. I got ready, got in the car and started to drive to the babysitters. I got about 5 miles down the road, and it HIT me like a ton of bricks!! My son was asleep in his crib!! I forgot him!! At that moment my heart stopped, I instantly started crying, hurried home. Safely, but quickly. My biggest fear was me getting into an accident, passing out and no one knowing my son was at home ALONE.
When I got home I ran into his room, he was asleep, soundly. I picked him up and he just hugged me. He smiled and snuggled.
That morning was a wake up call for me. To get my s**t together. I quit my job that day, enrolled into college. I graduated a few years ago and I now have a wonderful job, and my son is amazing. He is 10 now, and since that day I have not forgotten about him since.
When did you first feel like a mother?