Monday, December 13, 2010

twenty something...

at the grocery store today, i looked around and noticed i was in a sea of mothers...they were mostly young mothers driving to and fro in their minivans and suv's, toting one or two young children along side...carrying their strategically packed diaper bags and mastering the careful art of distraction. i looked around and wondered when i became this...when i jumped from single twenty something to wife and mother, and you could say it was the day i had camden, but it was more subtle than that for me...because i still catch myself thinking that i am just eighteen and then i notice the car seat behind me and the ring on my finger. but here i am...juggling this life i strategically plotted out for myself and until now, i was fairly unaware that my ziploc bags filled with cheerios, my pre-filled bottles, my diaper tote, the dried baby food stain on my jeans, the tiny sweatshirt bundled in my bag and this child attached at my hip designated me as a twenty something mother...and i couldn't be more happy about it...


  1. Life is funny that way...sometimes it sort of catches us off guard when we least expect it! I still find myself catching a glimpse of my life and thinking "I can't believe I'm a TWO kids". Seems like just yesterday I was working and kid free yet this has been my life for almost 3 years!

    Motherhood is the BEST!!!

  2. so true. sometimes I look around at other moms with the kids and feel like I'm not there yet...and then I look down at Addison and remember that yes, she is very much a part of my life. It's a strange sensation. Glad to know that I'm not the only one living in a bit of disbelief.(-:

  3. BEAUTIFUL picture!!
    I still feel the same way- although I still think I'm a twenty something mother, instead of a thirty something mother! :)

  4. It's a rite of passage. I still remember the day Chuck and I were no longer considered part of the 'young families'.

    It goes by fast!


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