Thursday, February 04, 2010
I found this, I don't remember where, writers prompt about "ten things I never knew until I became a mom". Since my "official" mommy days are drawing to a close, this some how seems fitting.
1. I had no idea that I could love so much. Truly. I would, without hesitation, die/kill for them. Yeah, I know that last one isn't a very "Christian" attitude, but you do NOT want to hurt one of my babies. I will take you down.
2. I did not know that when Boy got his first grades from college that I would feel as if I had accomplished something. I suppose this is vindication for all those years of homeschooling. I didn't mess him up! Hurray!
3. That I was so opinionated when it came to raising children. Esssh....
4. I didn't realize that there would be days that I felt like I was bashing my head into a brick wall.
5. I had no idea that the words of my psycho mother would indeed escape my mouth regardless of how hard I tried to not sound just like her. I cannot begin to tell you how much I hate that part of me.
6. I did not know that by becoming a parent that I would be humbled by little beings who were far wiser than their years. The two of them have shown a maturity and an understanding of the world around them that has often left me astonished and a little embarrassed at my own ignorance.
7. Becoming a parent change the way I looked at my husband. Oh sure, I thought he was the bee knee's and all that, I just didn't realize that he would become a most excellent father. He was the type of father who took his boy to men's breakfasts and prayer meetings so that his boy would know how to be a man of God. He was the man who built and then sat at a tiny tea table to have tea parties with his little girl. Not that he was perfect, not that he didn't have to grow into his role, but I have to say that I was surprised and delighted to find myself married to such a man.
8. I didn't know that I would never get my pre-baby body back. Sigh...
9. I did not realize that I would forever put someone else's needs/wants/desires before me own...and really not mind. This would explain the state of my underwear and socks.
10. Mostly, I didn't know that by becoming a parent that there would be two people who would influence my life/my thoughts/my values in so short a time.
How has becoming a parent changed you? If you are not a parent, how do you think your life will change if you do become one?