This guest post is by Sandra N. Peoples, a mom of four and an entrepreneur. She blogs about growing your business at SandraNPeoples.com. Her poem, here, explores the evolution we undergo when becoming mothers. In this Happy Mother’s Day to Me series, Sandra and other mothers are celebrating themselves for the dedicated, loving, tireless mamas they are. Check out all the posts in the series!
Then and Now
If you had asked me during my high school years if I ever wanted kids,
my answer would have been a swift and powerful, “No.”
Now, I can’t imagine my life without my kids:
My energy-filled toddler twins who keep me on my toes,
my zesty tween who loves being “momma’s helper,”
and my creative and inspirational teen who never fails to remind me of how much she admires me.
My kids are my joy, and I love them.
I make sure to let them know every day.
I love being a mother.
Yes, some days are harder than others, but the reward comes in the form of four smiling faces that remind me of the reason why I wake up each morning.
My reason for breathing.
So yes, if you had asked me during my high school years if I ever wanted kids,
my answer would have been a loud and vivacious “NO!”
But, now that I am a mom, I could never imagine my life as anything else.
Sandra N. Peoples is an Author and Entrepreneur. She is also the proud mom of four children: toddler twins, a tween and a teenager. They live in Michigan. Sandra blogs about publishing and entrepreneurship at www.sandranpeoples.com.