I told my husband I didn’t think I could ever be happy again. I had waited so long for this type of love, and now that it was gone, I was certain nothing would ever take the pain away.
All mother's are all slightly insane. -J.D. Salinger
By Jessica Garvin. Ten things I never thought I'd hear myself say.
It is amazing to watch the kids grow—the lines on the wall, the inches, the learning and the shoes, oh, the shoes!
Watching them grow makes my heart want to burst with a mix of pride and pain.
But guess what? I am growing too--in so many unseen ways.
My kids have pushed me to edges I didn’t know I had—both good and bad. I have had to dig deeper into myself than I ever possibly imagined.
These little mirrors of mine force me to look, really look at who I am, who I want to be and how to bridge the two.
That is growth.
I just wish it came with new shoes.
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