Saturday, May 12, 2012

I am a Mom

Lorne and Dane

Of all the things I am in my life, this is the one that is most important. No matter what other title I have -- writer, knitter, designer, musician, volunteer, organizer, all that really matters is being a mom. I am still stunned at the overwhelming tie that we have with our children. As they were growing up, I would think that this is the best stage ever, and then the next stage would start.

I am blessed with two extraordinary sons who have become two extraordinary men. I was there at the miracles of their births, their first steps, their first day of school, and the day they moved away. I learned how to see to world again with fresh eyes as they had the tenacity to capture a butterfly and the compassion to let it go. I learned how to laugh at silliness again as they played Ninja Turtles  from a make believe theater on a rainy afternoon. I talked them through the struggle of facing a bully at school, homework that was difficult, and having to do things they didn't want to do, such as clean their rooms.  I felt their joy when they fell in love and their pain when their hearts were broken.

My greatest joy is that I raised two independent, self-sufficient men, and my greatest sorrow is that they grew up and moved away. I still talk to them nearly every day and they still make laugh. I still worry about them. When I see the news about a car crash on TV, I still have to check out the cars for my piece of mind.

Lorne and Dane

So World, here they are. You are a better place because of them.
It may be Mother's Day, but this is my Sons' Day too. I love both of you so much and rejoice every day you are in my life. Thank you, my sons, my loves.


  1. Isn't Motherhood wonderful and scary??

    God Bless!

  2. What you wrote is beautiful and I feel the same way about my children.