What Being a Mom Means to Me December 29, 2016

This is it.  My final post for The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa blog.  Let me start by first saying THANK YOU.  This has been such a fun and rewarding experience; a way for me to connect with so many of you who can relate to all that comes along with the role of ‘mom.’  I started writing when I was around 21 weeks pregnant with Stella and she is now 3 ½ years old.  

The reason I was given this opportunity is because I was going to become a mom.  So I want to dedicate my last post to the person who made me one – Stella Grace Bass.  
Stella, this is what being a mom, your mom, means to me…

Being a mom means I’ll always know what it feels like to love someone with my whole heart.  Unconditional love at its finest.  Never a day will go by that I won’t say ‘I Love You’ and never a day will go by that you won’t know how much you are loved.

Being a mom means I’ve become an expert multi-tasker.  And I’m also pretty good things doing things one-handed.

Being a mom means accepting that I’m not always going to know what I’m doing and I’m going to make mistakes.  And you what…that’s okay.  Nobody is perfect.  

Being a mom means that I have hidden superhero powers.  Eyes in the back of my head to allow me to see what you are doing at all times, a look that stops you in your tracks, and magic in my lips that allow for my kisses to fix any little owie you might get.  

Being a mom means I’ll never stop worrying.  Never.

Being a mom means I will always support you and I will always be here for you.  No matter what.

Being a mom means that I’m a better person because of you.  I want to be better, do better, act better, and live better – all because of you.

Being a mom means I have learned to appreciate my ‘alone time’ and not take it for granted.

Being a mom means making tough decisions but knowing those decision are in the best interest of you.

Being a mom means everything to me.  

Tell me, for our final farewell, what do you love most about being a mom?