Who has been impactful in your journey as a mother?
I have been lucky to have multiple important women that have impacted me. My mom has always been someone I could look up to. She cooked homemade meals, helped with homework, gave advice and lended a listening ear. I had two amazing grandmothers. One was soft spoken, sweet, and tender. She always put the tea kettle on when you walked through the door and wanted to hear all about my life. My other grandmother was boisterous, feisty, and funny. She always had the disc changer playing with various artists blaring and would sing and dance while she cooked or baked.
What continues to inspire you in your motherhood journey?
I am continuously inspired by my children’s growth. I love seeing them become their own people. On a day-to-day basis, my boys are learning and shaping themselves. It is amazing to see who they are becoming. I look at their schoolwork that comes home and I am so proud of the knowledge they have. They excel in school, they work so hard in sports, they have so many friends and are such loving creatures. They inspire me to be and do better. Whether it is a good day or a difficult day, they make my life worth living.
How has being a mom shaped your life?
Being a mom has shaped my life in ways I never knew could be possible. I never realized you could worry about a human being so much. Everything you do can affect your children. Their accomplishments become more important than your own. Their needs are your top priority, and you don’t think twice about it. You have never felt love, pride, nervousness or truly scared until you’ve felt them for your child. From the moment my feet hit the ground in the morning until I’m asleep, my boys are my number one concern.