How did you know? ………
How did you know when you picked me to be your mOM that I needed you to teach me patience that only you could test me with? How did you know when you picked me to be your mOM that you were joining two parents that already thought they had everything they needed and proved us wrong with your presence? How did you know that life was going to be chock full of surprises and spontaneity – two attributes to life that I secretly crave? How did you know that I needed you, even when I didn’t know it myself? How did you know that you’d be a sibling which only ups the ante in the fine art of juggling and has taught me the dynamics of interaction, give & take, love & war? How did you know that all those crafty kid things you’d make would bring tears to my eyes as I watched yours light up? How did you know that we’d form our own secret language that caused your dad and I to wink at each other and share a smile every time we heard the words….the dots, lizard, and shampoop (aka goosebumps, splinters, and shampoo) used in a sentence? How did you know that my heart (that I protected) was capable of loving you more than words can describe and expand myself to becOMe more of a person I wanted to know?
How did you know that I needed you to be exactly who you are so I could be exactly who. I. am.?
How did you know that life for me was meant to be shared to teach me the beauty of sharing my life?
It’s only fitting that both of you would make me flowers this mothers day because you both have helped me to blossOM into more of myself and the mOM I never thought I could be until your love showed me the way……even the hard way?
Girls…if flowers were daughters, I’d pick you to! Love mOM