Thursday, February 10, 2011
SIxteen Years Of Motherhood
That's SIXTEEN. Really.
I meant to write a birthday post about it yesterday. But I was up at 7AM baking her cake. Then I went to work for the morning. I came home for the afternoon so I could frost her cake, and went out to get her a card and balloon. Next it was off to her school for some teacher conferences. And when I got home I made lumpia (Filipino egg rolls) and helped the Man make pancit (Filipino dish like lo mein).
Her boyfriend came over for dinner and birthday cake. And by the time all that was done and JR was in bed it was time for me to go to bed.
And the whole day was a microcosm of what parenthood has been like. What it is like.
Exhausting and nerve racking. Scary at times. Exhilarating at others.
Shocking to look at that tall girl and realize that I gave birth to her.
Sixteen years and counting.
The hardest job I have ever had.
And the best.