When people ask me how many kids I have, I respond with ‘three’. And it’s true- I have three beautiful, incredible, biological living babies.
But my heart always skips and says ‘Six? Seven? Ten? Twelve?’. Twelve. Twelve little hearts have helped mold me into who I am as a mother, each in their own way - my three incredible children, my three angel babies, my two (former) step-babies, and my four bonus babies.
They’re all so different and each have taught me different lessons, different aspects of loving and nurturing, and different parts of myself.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms, step-moms, adopted moms, moms of heart, moms to be, moms who have dealt with loss, grandmas and aunts stepping in as moms - you’re all in my heart today! 💖
The Universe blessed me with more mamas than I deserve. I have a bio mom, a Bonus Mom, an adopted mom, grandmother’s who stepped in as moms, and then my wife who is an amazing mom to my four bonus babies, who I’m missing terribly today. I wouldn’t be me without each of these women, most of whom mothered me when they didn’t have to. 💖