Karen

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KAREN

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOTHERHOOD JOURNEY AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO BEING A GRANDMOTHER?

My name is Karen, pictured here as a young mother. I have 4 grown daughters. I am blessed! I have no regrets, we play with the cards we are dealt..... We all have our crosses to bear, and we make the best of what we have. Motherhood....... Having children is the best, scariest, most all-consuming job of all time. They make your heart burst; make your heart break; you will learn unconditional love like you never knew before, you will learn to hate (when your child is being hurt or bullied or shunned or any other cruelty) you will learn to forgive...... you will teach and be taught, motherhood is a school that you didn’t know you would be attending; you never graduate from..... You’ll never stop striving for that perfect mark, you'll never get that perfect mark.... you will be beyond tired sometimes, exhausted like you've never known... THEN, all of a sudden before you know it...... you are watching your child raise their child, and your journey begins again; with a new spin on it, different but the same; you will worry, be bursting with excitement, happy, proud, every feeling you have been through with your children, BUT this time you get to watch with pride and just enjoy every tiny little moment, the ones you were too busy as a mother to really soak in, relish, stay in the moment for a bit longer. Grand parenting; when you get to view the fruits of your labor. And for those of us lucky enough to have it and enjoy it, "IT IS AMAZING"