I just love being a mom. It's challenging but rewarding at the same time. I didn't always feel that way.
When I first became a mom I was shocked at how completely it changed my life. I had three children in four years and life was really chaotic. It is still chaotic but back then it was BAD! I can remember being in a public place and two of my three children were crying and one other child had a stinky diaper. It was then that some old woman came up to me with a smile and said sweetly, "Cherish your little ones lady, they change so quickly." I can remember wanting to hand her my stinking, crying baby and telling her to cherish the moment but I resisted.
Then a funny thing happened. The kids grew up and became people. They were less physicaly demanding and we had more enjoyable moments. I really enjoy each of them as people.
Now that I'm back in the baby stage I'm relishing every moment because it really does go by so fast and he too will become a person. Now I can enjoy being the apple of his eye and the sole focus of his life. It's a very short phase! I'm hoping that by spending lots of time with them now they'll want to spend lots of time with me when I'm old. What a great thought.