Yankee Belle


Things I've Learned Since Becoming A Mom.

While on the way to my monthly prenatal visit, I started thinking about how different I am now - now that I am a mommy. A lot of things that once upon a time were unimportant or not thought of, are now very important and life defining. Here are a few:

1. I understand the concept of true unconditional love.

2. I worry about my family and our well being. That is it. The rest is a waste of precious life. (Not saying I don't care about other things, I just can't carry the weight of the world on my shoulders.)

3. Belief in God is paramount. Without Him, my life would be meaningless.

4. Life is full of surprises. Some good, some bad but never boring.

5. I am morphing into a middle aged woman. Not only in my appearance (^$#^@&!!!), but thoughts and perceptions too. I am okay with that, as I identify myself primarily as a wife and mother. However, I am still a sucker for fashion and trends.

6. Politics concern me. Taking food off my table or clothes off my child's back is unacceptable. I can control these with the power of my informed vote.

7. I enjoy good adult conversations - ones that aren't centered around poop and boo boos. I have these talks with my 3 year old daily.

8. I am becoming more forthcoming. Being candid leaves little room for misunderstandings and assumptions. I don't do 'bs'.

9. The older I get, the faster time goes.

10. And lastly - for this post, I am a role model to my child. If no one else in the world ever sees me as one, my lil B does (for now.) And for that reason alone, I try to be the best person I can be. Although, I kinda have a 'few' faults. Just a few tho. Hmm - does the occasional potty mouth count?! =P


Kelly said...

I know we see things differently in terms of politics, but I really can empathize with where you are coming from. You're just worried about the future and what it means for your family. Who could fault you for that?

Even though "my guy" won, I'm not going to be smug about it...and I hope others will resist the temptation to do the same. It's so base and frankly, it's not going to get us anywhere.

Five of my husband's co-workers got laid off on Monday. They were good people with mortgages and kids and bills. These are serious times and we all want the same thing...safety, security and food on the table.

In my opinion, this is the time to pull together and push through, not "stick it" to those who might have supported a different candidate.

*Yankee Belle* said...

Thanks for the empathetic words. Actually I was just comparing myself to who I was 10 years ago. If it takes a democrat to boost the econony so be it. Lord know my hubby's business depends on it. I just never thought Obama was qualified enough. I am proud to see an African American in office tho. Would have been nice had he been a Republican. =P