i was not the little girl who grew up knowing i'd one day be a mother.
i was not the little girl who imagined my own little girl.
but this remarkable thing happened. after gradation i spent some time taking care of some wee ones, and as i read them stories i heard my mother's voice in my own.
i am not afraid of motherhood.
i am not afraid to be a mother.
i with great patience and anticipation await the day.
i have every confidence that i will meet that holy phase of my life with surprising resiliency.
because i had the most remarkable of mothers. because she created the way. gifted me a road-map. instilled within me all i will ever need to know.
and for that, along with countless other things, i bow down to her today. i give her thanks. and wish her the happiest of mother's days.
i love you, mom.
(ps: remember that time in third grade i made you a mother's day book in school and on the front cover i glued your head on princess diana's body? it was that i thought you'd look really great in that blue dress she had on).