Thursday, March 22, 2012

Motherhood Bliss

Caleb presented a speech on Costa Rica amphibians and reptiles. He was clearly loving it!

I bemoaned my mothering challenges from the last several days to my friend, Erin. She listened and offered encouragement and advice. Finally, she said, "Well, not every day can be bliss."

I laughed. So true. As much as I envisioned motherhood to be this amazing journey, there are bumps in the road and hurdles to jump through along the way. Not every day do the boys wear halos, somedays they sprout horns. But, they're kids and learning, growing, and improving along the way.

In the midst of these challenging days, I watched Caleb present his Costa Rica project to his classmates and their parents. His presentation focused on the reptiles and amphibians of the region. I watched him explain the photos and describe in detail the characteristics of each animal. After the final slide, he spun around to face the audience. His eyes twinkled and his face beamed. He was clearly in his element and absolutely loving sharing his passions with the group.

I watched him from my seat, my grin matching his. I was so proud of him and grateful he found something he totally loves and can share with others.

Maybe every day can't be blissful, but that moment sure was.

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