Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome aboard the Mothership!

I wrote this for my friend's baby shower card and then I decided I might want to refer back to it some day, so here it is. Yes, sometimes I do sappy. Don't look so surprised!

It's the hardest job you'll ever have. The hours are long and the pay is shit. And speaking of shit, you'll spend a lot of time up to your elbows in it. Some days you'll ask yourself "What the hell have I done?"

And the answer is:
You have done something amazing.

The first smile will take hold of your heart forever. The first laugh will give it a squeeze. The first time you hear "I love you, Mommy!" you'll want to hit pause and stay in that moment forever. You can't, but that's OK because it's just one of many moments that will take your breath away.

Welcome aboard this crazy train, my friend. You're in for the ride of your life!


Sandee said...

My son turned 41 in August. Now it's the grand kids that warms my heart.

Have a terrific day and thanks for stopping by Awww...Mondays. :)

Catch My Words said...

The first time I heard "I love you Mom" from my son brought me to tears. He was 18 years old and leaving for college. He's never been one to say this much.