I was not one of those little girls who dreamt of the day I would have children of my own. In fact, when I was in college, throughout law school, and even after Tony and I started dating, I did not think I wanted children. I still remember the conversations Tony and I used to have about how nice it would be to have a duel income and no kids...the things we would buy...the places we would go. And then shortly after we go married I began to think about the future. Sure I love Tony and a future of growing old with him sounded nice. But I felt like there had to be more to life. The holidays had become boring. And what else are you going to do when you get older if there are no grandkids... so we decided to have a baby. I am so glad we did.
I had no idea how much richer life could be. I had no idea my life was missing so much until Joey came along. This past year I have learned that there is nothing greater in this world than being a mom. Sure it is a ton of hard work. But the hardest part of all is having to work and being away from my baby all day. My heart starts to ache towards the end of the work day when I look at Joey's picture on my desk. However, all the hard work is worth it when I walk in the door at night, and Joey sees me, and smiles.
I thank God that it was not too late and I did not miss the opportunity to be a mom! I love it! and I especially love being Joey's Mom.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mom and all of the wonderful Moms out there!