A month ago, my son turned 10, and in the time since, I have been reflecting on just how much I have received in the lessons learned in these ten years; for him life and for me, a decade of Momming. Parenting. Learning. Stumbling. Loving. Questioning. Doubting. Knowing. Crying. Savoring.
I can remember looking at myself in the mirror, when pregnant, staring at that face looking back at me, and telling the woman in the mirror: You are going to be a mom. You will have this little person who is going to need you. There will be feet running through this house soon. You are going to be a mother. YOU. YOU? You can barely keep a house plant alive, just how do you plan to do this?
Looking back, I recall all of the cliches that have been shared with me over the years. And, they…
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