happy mother's day!
i became a mother very early and almost without thinking about what it meant. sometimes i think it's a blessing that i had children so young before i could fully absorb what a huge life changing thing it is. i also hate that i didn't choose a better family circumstance for them. i grew up quickly because i didn't want them to suffer for having a young mom. for a long time it was just us. we are a tight knit group love fiercely and argue often-that's what happens when you have four opinionated women in small family. being their mom has been my job for almost half of my life and as i see them getting ready to leave home and take on the world i'm awed by the people they have become-intelligent, funny, quirky, sarcastic, compassionate, honorable. they've taught me how to love, be loved, and not always to take myself too seriously. i am an infinitely better person because i'm their mother