Curiosity takes me to Mother’s Day
Happy Mother’s Day! Mom, I think of you almost daily and still catch myself wanting to call to tell you the latest news. I know you are celebrating with Gram.
Thank you to my step-mom for all that you have done for me! We have been through so much together and I am grateful that you have always been there for me.
Recent events and the need to look for older pictures have caused me to reflect on what it means to be a mother to two amazing young adults. The last twenty years (can it be that many?!) have taught me so many things. I thought I knew what my mom went through, but it wasn’t until my kids were born that I truly understood.
It is really hard to explain the overwhelming feeling of love and the desire to keep them safe. I want to keep protecting them through pain and trouble, but I know that they have to learn to deal with this on their own so they can be resilient adults.
Here are a few pictures of other things I have learned:
One of the things for which I am truly thankful is that having kids allowed me to continue having adventures (without people staring at me). So much fun trekking through the woods and streams, discovering things, and doing all of the winter activities too. We were often the only people out tobogganing on a cold day, but who cared. The picture below was from January 1999 when Toronto received a ton of snow in a short period of time. I hooked our poor beagle up to the sled, put the kids in it, and he was the reindeer, pulling the kids through the storm.
“Storm of the century”
A shout out to my kids and step-kids: Thank you for keeping me young at heart! I am so proud of all of you and can’t wait to see what adulthood brings.
And last but not least: