My gratitude for my Mom increased by an immeasurable amount after I became a mother myself. My mom seems to have very little recollection of how challenging parenthood is in the early stages. Wesley and I must have been perfect children. Often I find myself nurturing my son the way I remember being loved as a child and I can’t help but think, “If I am only half as good of a mom as my mom then surely I will nail this parenting thing.” My mom is my superhero. She is my inspiration!
ABOVE: SUE~ (my Grams) I have two super daughters – one is a Super Mom who raised two great daughters and the other daughter is a Super Aunt who has a twin brother. I am the youngest of my three sisters and I was with them, along with my mother, at the birth of their babies. I couldn’t wait to have mine and give them all the love and understanding. They were (and are) my joy.
ABOVE: Discuss the rewards and challenges you have experienced as a mother: KRISTA: From the beginning, she has taught me to be a Mother. I remember one night in China I was trying to get her to go to sleep, but she was wandering around the hotel room…looking for something. Finally she found the baby powder, which I had brought but hadn’t used. She walked over to me and started shaking the powder on herself…showing me how to do it! I’ve learned more from her about myself and Motherhood. Once you have a child you see the world through new eyes, you see a bigger picture, and your role in it is different. You are no longer the center of the universe…which is a tremendous gift.
ABOVE: Nicole and Vivi
Share with us one of the funniest things your child has said to you?
Pointing to her bum in the bath. Me: “What did you find?” Her “A hole… a poo-poo hole.”
What would you like to share about your experience as a mom?
Motherhood is all consuming and ever giving… you will never be the same. It is not only you but another fragment of you that you could never imagine until your child is here. The love is indescribable and overflowing