Eight years ago, not one but two miracles happened within my body.
Seven years ago, I became a mother — of twin girls!
Six years ago, I was a stay-at-home mom.
Five years ago, I was a work-at-home mom.
Four years ago, I became a working mom.
Three years ago, I saw my babies turn into little girls.
Two years ago, I saw my little girls turn into girls.
One year ago, I watched my girls turn into big girls.
The constant through it all is that I’ve never stopped being a mom, not for one minute. Even when I might have wanted to because it’s that hard sometimes.
Seven Lessons from my Daughters
1. We really can just say yes. It’s OK. In fact, it’s pretty awesome.
2. If we’re going to talk the talk, we better walk the walk. This goes for seconds on cookies or unplugging from the screens.
3. Exercise and fresh air is vital for a happy day.
4. That I really can be an artist-teacher-ballerina, if I want.
5. It’s OK to lose our anger and then easily move on.
6. Life’s short. Live accordingly.
7. A good sleep and a good meal really can solve the world’s problems.
Happy Birthday, Jaybird and Lili … seriously the best gift I’ve ever been given.