I already knew that you would fall asleep with the adventures of one thousand stories floating around in your mind.

I already knew that I would let you, encourage you, make you get dirty.

I already knew that you would be kind-hearted and brave, that’s why I chose your Dad.

I already knew that you would both have brown hair and brown eyes. It startles me sometimes when I look at you, how wrong I was.

I already knew how powerful a mother’s love was, my own made sure I felt it.

I have learned that the most important gift I am giving you is how to do things for yourself.

I have learned that things get accomplished easier with giggles than struggles.

I have learned that, in a lot of the ways that are important, you are smarter than me.

I have learned how to be This Mama in This Family. Our differences are oceans and that’s how it should be.

I have learned to look you in the eye, because you are always trying to look into mine.

I have learned that sometimes you feel afraid of the thunder but sometimes you are outside dancing in it and that really has nothing to do with me.

I can’t imagine what it will be like to wrap my arms around you when you are as tall as a giant.

I can’t imagine how my heart will feel on that day that yours gets broken.

I can’t imagine the moment when we drive away from you.

I can’t imagine watching you hold your first child when you finally realize the amount of love that is possible.

I have a lot to learn about being a parent. Thankfully my kids are usually up to the task of teaching me all those things I don’t know.

I am so excited to be featured on Mamalode tonight for their September topic of Lessons.


If this makes you happy, then you should be overjoyed to know that I’m on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and even Pinterest!



This post originally appeared on Mamalode.


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