Mommy loves Lovely Daughter!
I try to be Mommy even though Lovely Daughter is now 21. Sometimes I’m Mom, but I don’t think I’ve ever been Mother. My mother: Mother. Long story, but as the saying goes, “You can’t always get what you want.” Lord knows I’ve made mistakes along the way, but there is no doubting my love for my children.
I have three children: one biological and two older stepsons in their early 30s. I love my kids with all my heart because love doesn’t come from a cord. When asked how many kids I have, I say, “Three.” Also, my stepsons’ three children are MY grandbabies (even though I am NOT old enough to have given birth to these two stepsons–repeat, I am NOT old enough!); they know me as Grammy and will always know me as Grammy. How lucky are they to have three grandmommies?!
This Mother’s Day I was fortunate that Lovely Daughter came home from college to cook me Eggs Benedict with fresh fruit and Mimosas. Lovely Daughter is finally, I do believe, exhibiting signs of inheriting my love of cooking-—check out that beautiful homemade Hollandaise! Egads, it was amazing!
On my friend Kim’s blog, she had a wonderful poem which I would love to share with you. I so, so love this:
Not flesh of my flesh,
nor bone of my bone,
but still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
you didn’t grow under my heart – but in it.
And yes, when I talk to my boys, I refer to myself as Stepmommy!