Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Show and Tell Tuesday...What I Wanted to Be When I Grew Up

Happy Tuesday Girls!
Today I am linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell Tuesdays...grab the graphic and link up too!

Today we are telling about what we wanted to be when we grew up.  I can remember being a little girl, and talking with my friends about what we were going to be once we grew up.  All the boys were going to be either the president, a police officer, a doctor or an athlete, and most of the girls wanted to be the first girl president, a vet, or a nurse, and then there was me...from as far back as I can remember all that I have ever wanted to be was a mom. 

Little did I know my wish would have come true at 18 years old!  When my first daughter, Brooke, was born I was only 18, and though I was absolutely scared to death, I was over the moon happy.  I truly believes everything happens for a reason, and though my path to becoming a mom didn't go exactly as I had planned it out in my head, it could not have been any more perfect. 

The absolute second my child was placed into my arms for the first time, it was pure love, joy and happiness.  Every single thing changed at that very moment, this was the first day of the most important job I would ever have....being a MOM!

Motherhood has been everything I had dreamed it would be and more.  It has also been full of things I never even thought of.  But the good days, the bad days, the MANY sleepless nights, tons of dirty diapers changed along the way, and everything in between has brought me nothing but pure happiness for the past 23 years. 

The most frequent question I have been asked all my life is "don't you regret having a baby so young and not getting to live your life, have a career, go to college?".....this question used to offend and infuriate me, but now I just laugh.  REGRET.......no I absolutely don't regret having a baby so young, what many see as missing out, I see differently.  I didn't go to college, I didn't have an important career, I didn't get to travel the world and do lots of things that many do right after high school, but in my opinion none of that could have been half as rewarding as being a mother. 
I am so content as I sit here at 41 years old, having spent the last 23 years being a mom.  I don't feel as though I have missed out on anything.  Just like any other person who has a job, there are good days and bad days.  I feel lucky that I was able to live my adult life doing exactly what I always wanted to do.  Two of my children are grown now, and when I look at them I see that I did my job well.  I have raised well rounded, responsible, hard working, kind, caring and compassionate children. 

I know that if I had chosen a career outside the home, maybe at times our life would have been easier, maybe some of the financial stresses I had would have been less, maybe we could have lived in a larger house, maybe we could have had more "things".  But for me, nothing could ever be more rewarding or satisfying than raising my children and just being a mom. 

I can't wait to read about everyone else's "what I wanted to be when I grew up".  Hope you all have a great day today!



  1. Love this!! My mom had me at 16 and has always been the most amazing mother, but I can't imagine how hard it would be!! She has a great career working at a college where I was able to go to school with free tuition thanks to her. Thanks for sharing your experience. I would love to be able to stay home with my (future) children someday! It's truly a dream of mine. It's wonderful to hear that you had such a fulfilling experience staying home and raising yours! :)

    1. Hi jen. Being a young mom isn't always easy, how wonderful your mom worked hard did give you such a wonderful life!!! Have a great day.

  2. This is such a great story! Thank you so much for sharing! Your love for your children, not just in this post, but all your posts is so evident and awesome! My momma was the exact same way although she had me later in life---she wanted nothing more than to be a momma!

    1. Being a mom....for me...best thing ever!! Xoxo

  3. Love it! Being a mom is fabulous!!!