Tuesday, September 6, 2011

GBE Wk 16: Child to Parent

I have been The Child.
I woke up early to watch cartoons on Saturday mornings. I would argue that I could pour my own bowl of cereal without spilling. I played pretend with my Barbie dolls and would tuck my stuffed animals in before I fell asleep.

I've been The Teenager.
My friends were more important to me than anything else. My hair color changed with my mood. Every song that came out that year was 'my song'. I both loved and hated high school. I was both insecure and invincible.

I have been The Lover.
He could do no wrong. Every goodbye was painful. Every letter was kept in a pink shoebox under my bed. I circled our initials in red hearts in my journal. Every conversation was new and exciting.

I have been The Newlywed.
That first year was a learning experience beyond any other. Everything changed. That was the year I grew up the most, learned the most, fought the most. Without that year there wouldn't have been a second, or third...

Now I'm embarking on a new journey. Motherhood.
Am I scared?
I'm terrified.
But I'm also excited.
And I can't wait to meet that beautiful little boy.


  1. Love it! We can't wait to meet him too (through your blog, of course).

  2. Wonderful job! We are all looking to forward to hearing all about you as a mom! :)

  3. Oh I love this!! Thanks for taking us on that journey!! AND!!! Congrats on becoming a Mom!! It is the most thrilling feeling in the world--holding that baby in your arms for the first time ever. I wish you the best on your journey into Motherhood!! Cheers, Jenn

  4. Congratulations. And if you weren't terrified, you wouldn't be normal.

  5. Congratulations! Being a mom is the best job I've ever had. The hours are long and the pay sucks but the feeling you get when you see your little person becoming who they're going to be, it's just amazing!

  6. Oh, I just loved this! You are going to be a wonderful mom and motherhood will be the most challenging, rewarding, exhausting, exhilarating, nothing short of miraculous adventure of your life.

  7. This made me smile. I know that you are going to be an awesome mom. You have already been mini-mom, being the oldest in your family with all your brothers and sisters. It is like that but to the nth degree because this baby is yours. Your perspective is going to alter on a lot of things. Enjoy each day, and write about it. Can't wait to meet your little guy!

  8. This is my favorite entry this week. Wow, I love how you did this. Congratulations.