Motherhood has changed me in so many ways. I became a mother so young it has been a status I have held my entire adult life. I don't know who I would have been, but I don't think I would have liked her very much.
I have not had an easy journey, but it has been an affirming one. I have been molded and shaped by my children, and have learned the true meaning of love. I have learned responsibility and fear, sorrow and joy.
I have learned to NEVER take anything for granted.
My career has been shaped by my children. My recreational life has as well. While I enjoy my time without them, I love spending family time with them.
Konal is my trial and my teacher. He is a brilliant child, and does not realize how much he inspires me with all he deals with. He handles things that no one should have to handle, and even if he does it in a way that is stressful on us all, he grows and learns new skills every year. One of my deepest fears is that he has more to cope with than he can handle and will decide not to anymore.
I love the way he looks at things- he has such an agile mind and builds and invents a wonderful world.
Aidan is a creative and sensitive child. Playing with his guitar, goofing off on the keyboards and dancing around the house give me a clue to the potential he has. We have our challenges, as all families do, but I savor our relationship and its closeness. He is so different from his brother, and I work hard to make sure he doesn't get lost in the shuffle. Someday he is going to be a star!
My little family is so connected with so many people. Thank you all for your support and love. We are all better for your involvement in our lives.
Looking back on how the boys of grown, I can not help but see how I have grown as a person. I am tempered by fire, but the compassion comes from love.