Day 6 of the "Blog Every Day in May" challenge:
"If you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question 'what do you do'?"
It's funny, if you actually did ask me that question, I probably wouldn't answer with my job anyway. While my job is something I do, it's not who I am. What I am and what I do right now is be a MOM.
I worry about my child 24/7. Whether he's developing at the right pace, whether he's smart, whether's he's eating enough, whether he's safe, whether he's happy.
I am there for him. Through the long sleepless nights, the bumps/bruises, the snot, the poop, the drool, the milestones and all the uneventful moments of just being.
I nurture his curiosity. By reading to him, by talking to him, by singing to him, by playing with him, by being by his side as he explores.
I provide for him. I give him clothes, toys, sustenance, attention, affection, adoration, a home where he's safe, a family full of people that love him.
I document his life. I take photos, I write letters, I keep mementos, all so he knows where he came from and that we think ever single moment with him is special.
I create memories for him. I provide entertainment and activities, plan vacations and trips, give him experiences and outings and adventures.
I exist. To make him happy, to make sure he's safe, to teach him to be a good person, to kiss his ouchies and make it all better.
I am his quiet. He is my wild.
I love him. Unconditionally. With all my heart and soul. I am his mama.