Saturday, May 11, 2013

Being A Mom....

Being a mom has given me stretch marks, 
gray hairs, 
and wrinkles.
I've cried countless tears, 
lost more hours of sleep than I could ever count 
and worried more than I thought was ever imaginable. 
being a mom has also given me more joy & happiness than anything in this world could give me 
It's given me more laughs 
and smiles than I thought was even possible
Even in the depths of my darkest hours
a simple giggle or grin from my LiviGirl 
or even just the sound of her voice can reach through to my soul 
and change my mood completely  
She is everything I ever wanted, 
but didn't know to wish for. 
She's my sunshine, 
my inspiration 
and my purpose in this life
I'm forever thankful that I get to be her "mom" in this life. 
I love you, LiviGirl. 

A few of my favorite "mom" quotes: 

"What I wanted most for my daughter was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be." ~ Helen Claes

"Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is...and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” ~ Donna Ball

"Once you become the mommy or daddy in your child's world, it is the only world in which you exist, no matter how much you fancy there is a separate world of your own." ~ Robert Brault

"The trouble that finds me and not my child has taken the decoy." ~ Robert Brault