It has been 12 years (TWELVE!) since I became a mother…. since I became a better person.
Nicholas Grant came into my life at a time that I was completely rudderless. I had a new boyfriend and was living in a haze of cocktails and late nights at work. When I became pregnant, I instantly knew and was scared but excited to become a mother. I never expected to be a single mom but it was the greatest learning adventure of my life. My ex-husband entered my life before Nick turned one, so my single mom life was short but important. It taught me how to be self-sufficient, the importance of letting your village help you, how self-care is so vital.
I was not prepared for all that motherhood would bring to me – both good and bad- but I couldn’t have asked for a better child to make me a mama.
Nicholas Grant didn’t sleep through the night until he was three, has ADHD and sensory issues, is the pickiest eater on earth, never wanted to give up a bottle, had awful reflux as a baby, and is such an extreme introvert that I wonder how he is my child. He really set me up to know how to deal with parenting problems.
He has taught me so much, among those being grace, patience, and unconditional love. I can’t think of a better way to be taught life lessons than for a small child to literally hurl them at you.
Happy Birthday to my nerdy little hermit! Your mama loves you beyond!