My mom always tells me that you reap what you sow in this life. She was a single mom who was my primary caretaker, while also working as a teacher. She has told me that there were many nights when she came home, made me dinner, helped with my homework then walked up the stairs exhausted thinking, "you reap what you sow..."
Being a child, I didn't quite appreciate all that she was doing for me. But now that I am a mother, my heart practically explodes with appreciation. She was always there, consistent in her punishments, worked hard to provide for me and took me to a zillion doctors until one of them agreed to remove my tonsils. Those of you who know my mother's past and childhood, know how even more incredible she truly is.
She is now cashing in on her hard work. She is one of my best friends and I admire her more than I ever thought possible. She respects me and the life I'm creating, therefore has carte blanche access to her grandson.
Motherhood is amazing...but it takes a lot of work that gets hidden in the everyday. I love being Harrison's mom, but some days when I'm exhausted and he won't quit...I cry on the couch...and remember you reap what you sow.
It will all come back to me someday.