You know you are a mom when you realize life is out of your hands and the gift of motherhood doesn't take a break - not for one night, one day, or one moment.
This past weekend both boys were supposed to go to grandmas. But the boys got sick so mama's plans changed. One boy ended up going north but the other, with his runny nose, stayed home. He got to witness Girls Night.
My friend Kim was supposed to arrive that evening free of her little miracle, Tommy. But on her 40 minute drive here she got a call that resulted her in picking her son up from Grandma's and bringing him along for Girls Night.
And Molly well she showed up with one of her little miracles attached at the boob -she is nursing...easier to bring baby.
Did we all mind - not in the least, but would it have been nice to stay up chatting and having a glass of wine knowing we could sleep until 8 instead of 5! Yes! One of us was up at 5, one at 6 and one at 7! Motherhood doesn't stop.
Now last night when I wanted to sleep motherhood kicked it in high gear and off to the ER I went with my little Hankers. There was no where else I would have wanted to be...except sleeping peacefully, knowing Henry was healthy boy.
Today, I have a friend who had a funeral to attend. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. She has twin boys - good friends of Charley. She had three of us friends all willing to watch so she could go and be with her family and not worry what her boys were doing. They are safe - but motherhood doesn't stop when things like funerals come along.
Motherhood - changes by the minute. And what makes mothers amazing - we keep up, for the most part, we roll with the punches, whether we are sad, scared, worried, grieving, sick, overtired, or distracted. We ARE mothers - we keep going -and going- and going!